Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum Exhibit Area Temporarily Closed
Contact: Sue Johnson-Erner, 970-529-4612
On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, the Fire Suppression System in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ruptured causing the park to close portions of the exhibit areas. The museum lobby, diorama area, and auditorium will remain open for public visitation. Park entrance fees will be waived from February 7 to February 16 while repairs are made to the building.
The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information may be obtained by calling the park's main information line at (970) 529-4465.
Did You Know?
In 1891, Swedish scientist Gustaf Nordenskiold studied, explored, and photographed many of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings. Considered by many to be the first true archeologist at Mesa Verde, his book, "The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde," was the first extensive record of its cliff dwellings.