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Archaeology: Unearth the Past (Grades 1/2 and Grades 3/4/5)

November 3, 2014 - December 15, 2014

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
The nearly 55,000 acres surrounding Tikal’s Mayan archaeological site, itself some 2,500 years old, houses a rich array of life. First protected in 1931 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tikal blends anthropological and ecological preservation.


From long-lost cities to hidden temples, for most of human history people have been curious about those who came before. Unearth the past as you learn the techniques and tools used by scientists to excavate sites and analyze the objects left behind from past cultures. Explore the Museum’s halls as you search for cultural treasures and learn what it would have been like to live in the past.

Grades 1 and 2

Three Mondays: November 3, 10, 17
Time: 4:30–6 pm

Note: This caregiver-child workshop is structured to provide a unique opportunity for caregiver-child teams to experience science at the Museum and learn together. Each child must be accompanied by one adult. Only a registered child and his/her caregiver may attend with no additional guests.

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Three Mondays: December 1, 8, 15
Time: 4:30–6 pm

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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