Experience Tucson’s History at the Presidio Museum’s Summer Camps!


Archaeology Camp
June 5-9, 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages 9-14
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist? Now is your chance to find out! Campers will learn how archaeologists really work through a series of hands-on activities that include:
**Using prehistoric tools,
**Excavating a simulated site
**Making string from agave
**Analyzing the artifacts found during excavation

Some activities will take place in our new Early People’s Park, which includes exploring a replica pit house. 

Note: This camp teaches the science of archaeological and artifact analysis as well as history. Excavation and analysis will take place on June 9th from 8:30 am-2:30 pm at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 E. 44th Street.


The Cultures of Tucson Camp
June 12-16, 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages 8-14
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Have you ever wondered about the people who were responsible for the growth of the city of Tucson?  In this camp your kids will learn about these cultures, and share their own, through a series of hands on activities and demonstrations provided by various local cultural organizations, including:

**Tohono O’odham Nation
**Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
**Mexican American Heritage and History Museum
**Jewish History Museum. 

We are excited to share the Cultures of Tucson with you and your children!  


Living History & Re-enactment Camp
June 19-23, 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages 7-14
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Camp participants will experience how people in the Presidio lived through a series of hands-on activities. We will also learn about local history through role play, theatrical re-enactment, and fictional dramatization of historical events. The Presidio Museum is the ideal setting for young imaginations to bring Tucson’s unique history alive. With access to a wide array of period structures, backdrops, costumes and props, young participants will truly feel they are living history through:
**Doing the chores of a Spanish soldier
**Experiencing foods that are native to the Sonoran Desert
**Making adobe bricks
**Playing traditional games
**Learning hands-on local agricultural practices
**Play-acting and creation of short skits based on historical characters and events using period costumes and sets


Price for each camp:
$290 for Non-members, $265 for Presidio Museum Members
10% discount for siblings
(Family Memberships start at $40, so it may be worth becoming a member if you are registering more than one child. Click here to become a member.)


Cancellation policy:
All fees will be returned if camp registration is cancelled by customer up to one week before camp begins. After this time, 75% of the fees will be returned for cancellations.

Camps may be cancelled by the Presidio if there are fewer than 5 registrations one week before start date.