Explore America’s Ancient Past

Dig with our archaeologists, make discoveries in the lab, or take a tour.

More than 30 years ago, Crow Canyon was founded on the idea that members of the public could play an important role in archaeology. Each year, we welcome people of all ages to our campus near Mesa Verde in southwest Colorado. Our volunteers support our mission of archaeological research, education programs, and partnership with American Indians.

Crow Canyon Tour
On this free one-hour walking tour, you'll learn about Crow Canyon's archaeological research and educational programs.

Archaeology Day Tour
Tour our current excavation site! A one-day overview of Southwest archaeology that you won’t get anywhere else, led by professional archaeologists and educators. For adults and families (kids must be at least 10 years old).

Archaeology Research Program
Join us on a dig! As a “citizen scientist,” you'll excavate alongside our archaeologists and help us understand a defining time in Pueblo Indian culture. For lifelong learners age 18 and up.

Archaeology Lab Program
During a typical field season, thousands of artifacts and samples come into our lab. The story of the past begins to come together only when these artifacts and samples are analyzed. Join us in this fascinating work! For lifelong learners age 18 and up.