two kids sifting through dig pit

Archaeology Dig, photo by Timothy Norris

Family Programs

Archaeology Dig

Saturdays and Sundays

About the Program

Sift and sort to find replicas of ancient artifacts buried beneath the sand, weigh and examine your findings, and analyze clues to discover what we have in common with people who lived three thousand years ago.

Join us for Archaeology Month! Throughout October, junior archaeologists can participate in special projects detailed below.​​

  • Saturday, October 23: Participate in an artifact preservation activity with anthropologist Dr. Felicia Beardsley and historian Anne Collier of the University of La Verne Cultural and Natural Collections.
  • Sunday, October 24: Take a closer look at the Skirball’s beautiful replica of the Hammat Tiberias mosaic in the exhibition Vision and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America, and learn about the history of mosaics before making your own.