• 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.

Traveling Trunks

Traveling trunk with various replica artifacts

Replica artifacts and trunk

Replica trunks can be checked out for use in your classroom or reserved for on-site visits. Unfortunately, they are too big to ship and must be picked up at the park. The trunks include numerous replica artifacts, the Footprints of the Past video, and a teacher's guide. The teacher's guide includes lesson plans, activities, and suggestions for planning a field trip. Call 505-334-6174 ext. 228 to reserve a trunk for your classroom.

Did You Know?

Corner doorway at Aztec West

Corner doorways are not a sound architectural decision. Yet, three such doors within this structure have stood for over 900 years. Why did ancient builders include these features in their design?