Arboretum Archeology Day

Arboretum Archeology Day

Saturday, February 1
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free to attend, all ages welcome!

Please see below for Soil Screening Lab age requirements and cost.

Discover history’s secrets as we take a glimpse into the past. Join the Houston Arboretum and the Houston Archeology Society as we present Arboretum Archeology Day! Learn about tools of the trade, see prehistoric and historic artifacts, and examine real bones and skulls from native animals. Put your archeology skills to the test with pottery shard measuring and ceramic reconstruction.

Soil Screening Lab

Saturday, February 1
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$5 per person, registration required
Ages 5 and up – parents must register and accompany children at all times

Register Online

Ready to get your hands dirty? Join our team of archeologists as they screen soil for artifacts* in a real salvage archeology site! Learn more about the archeology process from screening to artifact recovery to bagging and tagging!

30 min time slots are available from 9am-12pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to check-in. Soil screening will begin promptly at your scheduled time.

Please dress for the out of doors, including closed-toe shoes. For safety reasons participants wearing sandals or flip-flops will not be admitted to the site. Gloves will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own pair.

*Participants will not be allowed to keep any items they recover.

**All sales are final and registration cost can be considered a donation to the Arboretum.


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