Crow Canyon

Adults and Families

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    Archaeology Research Program
  • Man studying specimen with a magnifying loop.
    Archaeology Lab Program
  • 6 adults and 1 child around a table watching a demonstration.
    Crow Canyon Tour
  • Archaeology Day Tour
    Archaeology Day Tour

Explore America’s Ancient Past

Stay tuned for information on 2021 programs

Excavate 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 participants support our mission of archaeological research, experiential education, and partnership with Native Americans.

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
As a “citizen scientist,” you'll excavate alongside our archaeologists and help us understand a defining time in Pueblo 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 materials are analyzed. Join us in this fascinating work! For lifelong learners age 18 and up.

"I loved it and am looking forward to another trip in the next year."
JoLynn, 2015

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Contact Us

2020 programs are on hold due to COVID-19. Please contact us for updates, or join us every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. for the Discover Archaeology webinar series. Check the homepage for upcoming events.

For more information, please contact one of our sales and enrollment specialists:

   800.422.8975, ext. 451
M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

  [email protected]