Archaeology For Kids

Kids Dig!

Do you dig Fort Vancouver?

This popular program introduces kids aged 8-12 to the fascinating world of archaeology! In this program, kids excavate a site with trowels, screen dirt, measure and map their finds, and discover the historical secrets that lie below our feet! Kids also learn about the importance of protecting archaeological sites for future generations. Kids work with park staff, volunteers, and students from our Public Archaeology Field School. Space is limited to 20 kids. Reserve your spot at the reconstructed fort on the day of the program, or call (360) 816-6250 to make reservations in advance. The Kids Dig program is free with admission.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is one of the Northwest's most famous archaeological sites. Through archaeology at Fort Vancouver, we can learn about the prehistory and history of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. Kids Digs offer a unique and fun way to learn about history!

For more information, call (360) 816-6250. To learn more about the program in 2015, click here.

2015 Kids Dig Schedule

June 27, 2015: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM

July 11, 2015: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM

July 18, 2015: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM

August 8, 2015: 2:00 PM (This dig will be led by members of OMSI's Thinkeneers program and Fort Vancouver NHS staff)

Kids Dig

Public Archaeology Field School Students teach students about archaeology during Kids Digs


Kids Dig

Kids ages 8-12 conduct a mock archaeological dig at our annual Kids Dig! program


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