archaeology dig

Photo by Mercie Ghimire

Family Programs

Archaeology Dig

Summer schedule: Thursday–Sunday, through August 18, plus Thursdays, August 22 and 29
Regular schedule: Saturday–Sunday
Drop in anytime during regular Museum hours; last entry at 4:15 pm

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.

On Saturdays and Sundays, look out for the Hands on History touch-cart to get a real feel for the ancient world!

Archaeology-inspired activities may be moved indoors due to weather.