Archaeology Field School

Designed for Grades 3-8
Allow 2-hours minimum

Price: $12.00 Per Student + $25.00 Non-Refundable Deposit

Overview: Designed to give students an understanding of the field of Archeology, Archeology Field School offers students the chance to unearth artifacts representative of those held in the Benicia Historical Museum’s Permanent Collection. The program is designed to be customizable for grades 3-8 and introduces students to current archeological practices. Students will be introduced to archeological terminology and practice through an initial introductory presentation which will utilize digital renditions of archeological artifacts held in the Museum’s Collection. Students will learn to read soil, classify artifacts, record locations in the strata, and more. The Field School encompasses traditional classroom-style instruction with hands-on experience as students move to an outside replicated dig site where they will put their more formal introduction into practice. Each “dig site” contains layers of material seeded with “artifacts,” made up from the Museum’s education collections. Students will utilize proper tools, recording practices, sifting methods, etc.

NOTE: This is an outdoor activity.

Field Trip Reservation Form

To begin your reservation process, please complete and submit the following form. Reservation forms must be submitted no less than 2 weeks from your preferred program date.

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Program Choices

Choose from one of the Core Programs listed here and then select one of the corresponding thematic Hands-on History Activities (in the next section).

Please select one supplemental program for the day of your visit.

Please select one supplemental program for the day of your visit.

Please select one supplemental program for the day of your visit.

Please select one supplemental program for the day of your visit.

Your reservation will be confirmed only after the Museum has received your reservation form and your deposit. Reservation Deposits are applied to Program costs. After submitting this form, you may pay your deposit by pressing the "ADD TO CART" button. If this form is complete, press the send button below.
If you have already paid your deposit for this reservation request, simply press the SEND button at the bottom of this reservation form. A representative from the Benicia Historical Museum will reach out to you to confirm your reservation, offer availability, and provide clarification on any questions you may have.

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