Girl and boy crouching in a sand pit, holding a clay pot

Photo by John C. Lewis © 2013 John C. Lewis

Family Programs

Dig It!

Archaeology Adventures

Saturdays and Sundays

About the Program

Calling all aspiring archaeologists to the Skirball’s dig site! With the help of the archaeological staff in an outdoor field laboratory, discover what we have in common with people who lived centuries ago.

Slip on an archaeologist’s vest, sift and sort to find ancient artifacts buried beneath the sand, weigh and examine your findings, and analyze clues to piece together the story of an ancient Iron Age town.

In January, celebrate the Jewish holiday Tu B’Shevat with hands-on activities exploring trees in the ancient world and today.

Dig activities may be moved indoors due to weather.