Our Kids Digs introduce children to archaeology through a hands-on excavation. Children work in a team to dig their units and record what they find there. Each will get to participate in the major tasks - excavate, screen, take notes, and describe the artifacts found in their unit.
At the end of the session, the children get to interpret their excavation and tell us what they learned about what happened in the past in their units.
The Kids Digs programs begin at 11:00 a.m. They are open to children ages 8 - 12. Each group of students will be supervised by park staff and/or volunteers.
No registration is needed, but each session is limited to 20 children on a first-come, first-served basis. A sign-up sheet will be posted when the gates open at 9:00 am.
Please check the park's special events calendar (here) for a schedule of dates for the Kids Dig and other activities.
Did You Know?
Due to its outstanding cultural resources on display and in situ, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is known as the premiere historical archaeology site in the Pacific Northwest. More...