Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is the site of a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruin located just minutes away from Sky Harbor International Airport in metropolitan Phoenix and is a National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride. Along our outdoor trail the museum features a platform mound and ballcourt ruin, replicated houses, and native plants. Inside are three galleries, including a children’s hands-on gallery, and theatre.
In our children’s gallery Dig It!: Explore Archaeology! You’ll discover a giant photo-mural showing real archaeologists at work. In other hands-on elements, explore how archaeologists study clues from ancient and historic sites. Learn how these clues are used in identifying artifacts, such as ancient pottery, and create your own designs using interactive magnetic drawing slates.
Build your own miniature Hohokam village or take a break and enjoy the museum’s orientation video in the newly renovated theater. Both children and adults will find this gallery entertaining, engaging, and educational… in fact, they’ll “DIG IT”!
Throughout the year the museum hosts special events, programs, workshops and lectures. On the first Saturday of every month between October and April, we offer Archaeology for Kids classes where children ages 7 to 12 can become Junior Archaeologists and excavate a simulated pit house!