Examine the Mysteries of the Ruins

Hand-on learning with fees waived and materials provided! Learn about Hohokam Culture agriculture and plant use, Hohokam Culture trade, and the building and use of the Casa Grande. Reservations 3 weeks in advance required. Student activities are outdoors- plan morning visits. Program requires at least one and one half hours; we prefer two hours. Come explore!

*The education program season runs from mid-October to mid-April. 

Activities, learning, Preservation

Younger students (K-2) learn about preservation, protection, and the Hohokam Culture through age appropriate activities

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Macaw puppet is one of the stars of the puppet show

Culture, Crafts, Corn

What would life be like back in the time of the Ancestral Desert People? Work on chores, crafts, and games 1350s style (grades 3 to 5)

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weaving a yarn basket with craft foam

Talking Timelines

Where does the Hohokam Culture fit into our history? How did the Ancient Desert People's accomplishments compare to other contemporary cultures?

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students stretch paper timelines along modern wall

Teacher Professional Development

Local teachers are welcome to apply. Opportunity for learning about and developing programs for National Park areas. Earn Stipend & Education Credits

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Last updated: March 29, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128


(520) 723-3172
General park contact number includes a phone tree for finding the employee you wish to contact. Callers may dial zero for the phone attendant. Voicemail is available for many of the extensions.

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