Join park rangers at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center to learn more about people who lived here long ago. Family-friendly activities take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Try your hand at making clay pinch pots and split-twig figurines; sift for artifacts and plant corn, beans and squash.
There will also be cultural dance and handicraft demonstrations throughout the day, and a special evening program at 7:30pm at the Shrine of Ages Auditorium.
Special Evening Program
by Park Archaeologist Ellen Brennan
Shrine of Ages Auditorium: 7:30pm
All activities and programs are free of charge.
Activities for Kids at Visitor Center:
Join the rangers at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center to learn more about people who lived here long ago. Family friendly hands-on activities take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm (Outdoor activities weather permitting.)
- Make clay pinch pots
- Make split-twig figurines
- “Sift for artifacts”
- Create rock art on scratch art paper
- Plant a seed
- Throw an atlatl
Regularly Scheduled Ranger Programs – Saturday March 23 (With a focus on Archaeology)
- 10:00 am Rim Nature Walk, at Yavapai Geology Museum – Ty Karlovetz, Park Guide
- 11:00 am Mather Point Talk, Mather Point Amphitheater – Park Ranger Jennifer Onufer
- 11:00 am & 1:30pm Tusayan Ruins Walk, Tusayan Museum, Desert View
- 2:00 pm History Talk, Verkamp’s Visitor Center – Park Guide Marty Martell
- 7:30 pm Evening Program, Shrine of Ages Auditorium – Park Archaeologist Ellen Brennan, “My Eyes Were Opened, Historical Memory and the Canyon’s Traditionally Associated Tribes.”