Class Field Trips

Bring your class and be an archaeologist for a day! Students will learn what archaeology is and about archaeology in their own backyard. We are focusing on creating standards-driven experiences that can help build your curriculum and be fun and engaging for your students. We respect that a teacher’s time and resources are limited. Let us help you create an experience for your students that will build on the lessons you have given them and activate their natural curiosity.  

May through October we open up a local archaeological heritage site for the public to join in the responsible & respectful excavation and exploration into past cultures. Our lab and experimental archaeology experiences are available year-round. Join us in exploring our local past, learning about archaeology, understanding the importance of preservation and make your own archaeological discoveries. 

  • Experimental Archaeology & Learning Center Trip
  • Lab & Learning Center Trip

Bring your class and be an archaeologist for a day! Students will learn what archaeology is and about archaeology in their own backyard. We are focusing on creating standards-driven experiences that can help build your curriculum and be fun and engaging for your students. We respect that a teacher’s time and resources are limited. Let us help you create an experience for your students that will build on the lessons you have given them and activate their natural curiosity.  

 Our lab and experimental archaeology experiences are available year-round. Join us in exploring our local past, learning about archaeology, understanding the importance of preservation and make your own archaeological discoveries. 

How to Prepare:

All equipment will be provided, but make sure to wear clothes you would not mind getting dirty since we will be excavating in the dirt. Close-toed shoes and long pants are also appreciated as we will be working outside. 

*Lunch option add-ons available for a fee. 

*Transportation: Not Provided  

Pricing:

$150 per hour suggested donation

When:

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm (Seasonally)

Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN

Age Requirement:

Students ages 5-19

Activity Level:

Active (kneeling, standing for long periods of time, etc.)

Length:

1-3 Hours

Join us and be an archaeologist for a day! First, students will learn what archaeology is, and about archaeology in their own backyard! Next, students will be able to help trained archaeologists with laboratory analysis of artifacts that have been gathered during the summer. They will make scientific inferences about the artifacts they clean and sort, and apply this knowledge through experimental archaeology, where they will be refitting historical pottery pieces. 

How to Prepare:

All equipment will be provided, but make sure to wear clothes you would not mind getting a little dirty since we will be cleaning dirt off artifacts. Close-toed shoes are also appreciated as we will be working in a laboratory environment.  

*Lunch option add-ons available for a fee. 

*Transportation: Not Provided  

Pricing:

$150 per hour suggested donation

When:

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN

Age Requirement:

Students ages 5-19

Activity Level:

Easy – standing and walking on fairly level ground

Length:

1-3 Hours