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


Archaeology Camp
June 5-9, 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages 8-14
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We still have a few spots available for registration in our Archaeology Summer Camp at the Presidio Museum

For questions, please contact Ginger Thompson, gingert@tucsonpresidio.com

Be an archaeologist for the week! Campers will learn how archaeologists really work through a series of hands-on activities that include:

**Flintknapping (stone tool making) demo

**Excavating a simulated site

**Analyzing the artifacts found during excavation


**Learn about local cultures through tours and hands-on activities 

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

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



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 with re-enactments and fictional dramatization (skit) of historical events at the end of the week that the parents are invited to watch. 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, participants will truly feel they are living history. Activities may include:

**Visiting the Mexican American Heritage Museum
**Making adobe bricks
**Making paper flowers
**Painting with cochineal
**Making traditional Tohono O’odham pottery


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.