archaeology dig

Photo by Mercie Ghimire

Family Programs

Archaeology Dig

Regular schedule: Saturday–Sunday (except December 15)
Winter schedule: Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, December 26–January 12
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.

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