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.
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.
Did You Know?
Aztec Ruins lies near the banks of the "River of Lost Souls." In 1776, a Spanish exploration party noted many ancestral Pueblo ruins as they crossed the Animas River valley looking for California. Father Escalante named the stream "Rio de las Animas Perdidas," or "river of lost souls."