Tue–Fri, 12:00–5:00 pm
Sat–Sun, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
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Skirball Cultural Center

Archaeology of the Near East

School Tour | Grade 6

Two children uncovering objects buried in sand

Photo by Timothy Norris

Students connect the past, present, and future in this fun archaeological adventure!


Select weekdays, March–June, 2024, 10:00 am–12:00 pm 


This program and waitlist are at capacity.

$100/tour (admission scholarships available), 15 to 35 students and 5 adults maximum per visit 
Groups with more than 35 students should contact education@skirball.org. 

About the Program

By looking to the ancient past, consider what traces we are leaving behind for future generations as we become the cultural heritage protectors of tomorrow! 

During this interactive indoor/outdoor school tour, students will uncover and study artifact replicas of an Iron Age town. By employing different methods to examine their findings, students will develop hypotheses about the history, commerce, religion, and cultural practices of people who lived three thousand years ago. 

Note: Dig activities may be moved indoors due to weather. 

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