• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Museum Closed Starting October 27, 2014

    The Aztec Ruins museum will be closed starting Monday, October 27, 2014 to prepare for new exhibits to be installed in April 2015. The visitor center, video, and self-guided trail will remain open.

For Teachers

Aztec Ruins provides many resources for teachers. Call the visitor center to reserve a traveling trunk of replica artifacts for use in your classroom. A teacher's guide, full of readings and lesson plans, is available to download and print from this website. Aztec Ruins is a great destination for a field trip. Rangers are also available to give free presentations in local classrooms on a variety of curriculum-based topics.
 
Working in the Heritage Garden During a Service-Learning Field Trip
Students working in the Heritage Garden during a service-learning field trip sponsored by the National Parks Foundation.
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Did You Know?

Photo of Earl Morris house

The Visitor Center was once the home of Earl Halstead Morris, the archeologist who first excavated Aztec Ruins. He recycled some original timbers from the ruins in the building. You can still see some of these beams in the ceiling.