Join Pueblo Grande Museum for a hands-on experience at Ancient Technology where visitors can try their hand at throwing an atlatl (spear), create their own petro glyph, weave their own cloth, and try roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way, in an earthen oven. Artists will be on hand to demonstrate how the Hohokam people created various technologies. For instance, the museum will have people demonstrating flint-knapping (making of arrowheads), pottery, shell and stone jewelry, weaving and more. Admission to the event and museum are free for the day.
Ancient Technology Day is also an official Arizona SciTech Festival event and thanks to a grant from Phoenix Suns Charities, the 2013 event will include live entertainment and a behind-the-scenes tour and archaeology presentation by our Museum Curator Holly Young and City of Phoenix Archaeologist Laurene Montero, about the prehistoric and historic archaeology of downtown Phoenix, and must more. In addition to the demonstrators, performances, and presentations children can enjoy free craft activities and games. Learn about native desert foods from the Sal River Maricopa Indian Community’s traditional kitchen, and fry bread will be available for purchase.
This is a free event, open to the public. Museum admission will also be free on Saturday, March 9. For more information go to www.PuebloGrande.com or find us on Facebook.
Pueblo Grande Museum is an archaeological site museum and repository operated by the City of Phoenix since 1929. They collect, preserve, research, interpret, and exhibit cultural materials from the site of Pueblo Grande and the Greater Southwest.
General Museum Info:
O| 602.495.0901 F|602.495.5645 TF|1.877.706.4408 Toll free (outside Phoenix)
City of Phoenix TTY/TDD 602.262.6713
Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays May through September
Adults (18-54): $6.00
Seniors (55 & over): $5.00
Children (6-17): $3.00
Children (under 6): Free
Museum members: Free
Children 17 & under are Free on Sundays