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!

Saturdays and Sundays

About the Program

Slip on an archaeologist’s vest, sift and sort through sand to find hidden ancient artifacts, weigh and examine your findings, analyze clues, and work with archaeology staff to piece together the puzzles found in a Near Eastern Iron Age town.

During the last weekend of March, create a clay tablet inscribed with your name in cuneiform. In April, plant seeds in the Iron Age–inspired archaeology garden.

Dig activities may be moved indoors due to weather.