These two-hour programs are ideal for third and fourth grade students, but youth of all ages will enjoy the programs and are welcome to register. One adult chaperone is required to register, pay and attend the workshop for every four children. All programs are held on Tuesdays and are $5 per person. Click on the appropriate date below register.

One adult chaperone is required to register, pay and attend the workshop for every four children. All programs are held on Tuesdays and are $5 per person. Click on the appropriate date above register.

Art

May 4, 10 am to 12 pm – SOLD OUT
May 25, 4-6 pm

Come and experience the Art of Tucson with us. You will learn about the cultures and groups responsible for various art styles including petroglyphs. pottery, and Alebrijes (fantastical creatures made out of paper maché or carved from wood), You will learn about the materials used in traditional art such as clay, stone, and paper. You will even make your own art, which may include petroglyphs, clay figurines, or Chinese lanterns!

Early People

Check back in fall 2021 for more dates for this workshop

Participants will travel back in time to 400 C.E. to experience the daily life of the Hohokam. Visit an excavated Early Agricultural period pit house and  engage in some of the following activities: 

**using an atl-atl or early drill
**making a utilitarian basket or pot.

Archaeology

Check back in fall 2021 for more dates for this workshop

This workshop starts start with a visit to the Museum’s excavated Early Agricultural period pit house. Participants will then identify and learn about specific artifacts found in recent archaeological excavations of downtown Tucson. Field mapping supplies will also be provided for participants to document what they have found and figure out what was going on in that area. 

How Did They Make That?

What did the people in 1775 (Indigenous and Spanish) use to build their homes and make their tools?  Participants will learn about the Sonoran environment and how it affects the world we live in.  Activities will focus on sustainable living practices that are being re-learned today and may include:

**Making adobe bricks
**Water harvesting
**Cochineal use and harvesting
**Native gardening techniques
**Learn to harvest and use nopales (prickly pear)