Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lost City Museum Kids Archaeology Day

Lost City Museum. Photo: Matthew B. Brown
The Lost City Museum in Overton will host a free Kids Archaeology Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19. Budding archaeologists are invited to learn the process of archaeology by participating in a mock excavation and learning to analyze the artifacts they find. Students will learn about phases of an archaeological investigation from a professional archaeologist in a hands-on way, from the excavation to the analysis phase. Space is limited to 16 children ages 7 to 13, so early sign-up is suggested. For more information or to sign up, call the museum at 702-397-2193.

The Lost City Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5; children and members enter free. The museum is located at 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. in Overton on State Route 169 off I-15, exit #93 or via Lake Mead or the Valley of Fire.

The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The museum is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

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