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 throughout the school year, 10:00 am–12:00 pm


Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens on the following days: 

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm PT: Register for school tours between Sep 2024–Feb 2025 
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2024 at 4:00 pm PT: Register for school tours between Mar–Jun 2025

$100/tour (admission scholarships available), 60 students and 10 adults maximum per visit. Groups with more than 60 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. 

Get Ready to Register

School tours book quickly! Be prepared for registration day by setting up your School Program account in advance. 

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