Weekly events at Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum

DOLORES, Colo. - Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is hosting several weekly, reoccurring events featuring ancient Puebloan culture and artifacts over the next few months.

“It is time to start getting out and enjoying your public lands,” said Marietta Eaton, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Visitor Center and Museum manager. “Our visitor center and museum is a great place to begin your adventure as you ‘Discover for Yourself’ the wonders of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.”

The following events are held each Thursday from May through October.

  • The 11 a.m. “Big Picture” tour showcases the high points of the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Four Corners archaeology and prehistory while coming face-to-face with real artifacts.
  • The Curation Tour at 2 p.m. features a behind-the-scenes look at the collections area. Tours are limited to 12 participants and reservations are encouraged by calling 970-882-5600. Participants should be at least 12-years-old.
  • At 3 p.m., the docents present a program in the main gallery featuring a discussion on trade, hunting and cultures prior to Puebloan farming villages.

The following events are held every weekend from June through September.

  • Each Saturday at 11 a.m., the “Totems, Towers and Other Amazing Coincidences” program explores the similarities between European and Southwestern cultures 1,000-2,000 years ago.
  • The “Ask a Ranger” program explores a variety of subjects including Ancestral Puebloan weaving, culture, language and more every Sunday at 11 a.m.

All tours and programs are included with the $3 per person admission to the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum. Children under 18 and America the Beautiful Public Lands Pass holders can enter the museum and enjoy the activities for free.  The museum and visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more about Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum at https://www.blm.gov/learn/interpretive-centers/CANM-visitor-center-museum.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Bureau of Land Management

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Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum/Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Contacts

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Shannon Borders