October Tours, Hikes, and Classes at Pueblo Grande Museum

 Pueblo Grande Museum October Tours, Hikes, and Classes


Phoenix, AZ, August 28, 2013 – Join Pueblo Grande Museum in October for a variety of tours, hikes, and classes with something for all interests, ages and budgets!  Register for paid programs at pueblogrande.com or visit Phoenix Recreation Online at phoenix.gov/parks.


Archaeology for Kids

Saturday, October 5,9:30 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 October 3.  Cost:  $15


Hikes in a Hurry!

Sunday, October 6, 2013,9 to 10 a.m.

Location: Box Canyon/Holbert Trail

Difficulty: Easy


Find the time for a family hike with Pueblo Grande’s one hour Hikes in a Hurry program.  Bring the whole family for a short one mile Hohokam petroglyph discovery hike atSouthMountain for an easy but also petroglyph rich hiking experience.  Space is limited.  Advanced registration required by October 4.  Cost: $5; Free under age 12


Plant Tour of Pueblo Grande

Thursday, October 10,10 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.


Flint Knapping Workshop

Saturday, October 12,9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Join Dr. Chris Loendorf for a flint knapping workshop atPuebloGrandeMuseum.  Participants will have a hands-on experience with personal instruction regarding how to flake stone into useful tools.  Raw materials will be provided, but all workshop members should have a basic flint knapping kit.  Space is limited, advance registration required by October 10. Cost: $60 Class and Kit; $30 Class Only


Petroglyph Discovery Hike

Saturday, October 12,7 to 10 a.m.

Location: Mormon Trail

Difficulty: Difficult


An experiencedPuebloGrandeMuseumguide will lead participants on a three-mile, three-hour interpretive hike along aSouthMountaintrail.  Advanced registration is required by October 10.  Cost:  $8


Behind the Scenes Tour with Curator

Wednesday, October 9 & 23,2to2:30 p.m.


Join Curator of Collections Holly Young for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museum.  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, free with paid museum admission. Space is limited.  Please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot.


Park of Four Waters Tour

Friday, October 25,10 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.


4619 E. Washington St.




The Museum is located on the Southeast corner of44th St.andWashington

Hours:  October through April – Monday to Saturday9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Sunday1to4:45 p.m. CLOSED Sunday and Monday May through September and most major holidays


Admission:  Adults $6, Seniors (55+) $5, Children (6-17) $3, under 6 are Free and Children 17 and under are free on Sundays


Explore the Ancient Heart ofPhoenix


PuebloGrandeMuseumis located on a 1,000 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtownPhoenixnext toSkyHarborInternationalAirport.  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 withinPhoenix.  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, andArizonahistory.  For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.


Throughout the year,PuebloGrandeMuseumhas 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!


PhoenixParksand Recreation Department

Office: 602-262-4994;

Cell: 602-350-1506


E-mail:Laura.Andrew@phoenix.gov, David.Urbinato@phoenix.gov

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