Archaeology Day

Think you know everything there is to know about archaeology? Think again!

Join us for Archaeology Day and test your archaeology know-how. In conjunction with our new temporary exhibition, Weapons: Beyond the Blade, the special theme for this year’s event is non-firearm weapons. We’ll feature interactive programming on personal weaponry as an integral part of human history and evolution, and as emblems of power, meaning, beauty, and ingenuity.

In addition to exploring weapons from around the world, we’ll also will focus on the nitty-gritty details of archaeology as a science, a picture into the past, and a way of life. Spend the day with us and you’ll have a chance to dig for buried artifacts, try your hand at site mapping, and sort finds like a pro! Chat with real archaeologists, get up close and personal with MPM's Egyptian mummies, learn about some of Wisconsin’s most interesting archaeological sites, and see if you can figure out what Wisconsin looked like in the past.

Free with admission.

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