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

Special summer schedule: Thursday–Sunday, through September 6
Regular schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, beginning September 12

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 honor of California Archaeology Month, the dig site will host special activities throughout the month of October.

Dig activities may be moved indoors due to weather.