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Pueblo Grande Museum January Tours, Hikes, and Classes

Phoenix, AZ, December 5, 2013 – Join Pueblo Grande Museum in January for a variety of tours, hikes, and classes with something for all interests, ages and budgets!  Programs at pueblogrande.com or Phoenix Recreation Online at phoenix.gov/parks.

Archaeology for Kids
Saturday, January 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 7 to 12 can become a Junior Archaeologist and discover the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house. Advanced registration is required by January 2.  

Native Flute Circle
Saturday, January 4, 10 a.m. to noon

Listen to members of a local Native Flute Circle perform traditional and contemporary native flute music on the back patio at Pueblo Grande Museum.  This group of flute enthusiasts range from beginner to professional and come from a mix of both native and non-native backgrounds.  This is an informal performance and demonstration aimed at sharing the appreciation and unique sounds of the native flute. Free with paid museum admission.

Plant Tour of Pueblo Grande
Thursday, January 9, 10 to 11 a.m.

Discover some of the edible and medicinal plants of the southwest on an abbreviated walk along the trail at Pueblo Grande.  This program is free with paid museum admission. Space is limited; please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot.  

Behind the Scenes Tour with Curator
Wednesday, January 8 & 22, 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Join Curator of Collections Holly Young for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museum.  This tour is open to walk in visitors with paid museum admission.  This is an opportunity to learn about the artifacts that are not on display in the museum and see how museums care for their collections.  This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited.  

Petroglyph Discovery Hike
Saturday, January 11, 8 to 11 a.m.
Location: Kiwanis Telegraph Pass
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

An experienced Pueblo Grande Museum guide will lead participants on a three-mile, three-hour interpretive hike along a South Mountain trail.  Advanced registration is required by January 9.  Cost:  $8

Park of Four Waters Tour 
Friday, January 31, 10 to 11 a.m.

The Park of Four Waters tour will take you on a tour through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of prehistoric hohokam canal systems.  This is a first come, first serve tour, free with paid museum admission. Space is limited.  Please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot.

Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
The Museum is located on the Southeast corner of 44th St. and Washington

Hours:  October through April – Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4:45 p.m.  CLOSED Sunday and Monday May through September and most major holidays

Explore the Ancient Heart of Phoenix

Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,000 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport.  This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.  Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September.  

A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses.  There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum.  The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site.  The children’s hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology.  And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history.  For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.
Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures.  The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children’s summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests!

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