DIG IT. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, a nonprofit corporation,
offers opportunities for you to dig with archaeologists at the
Sabino Canyon Ruin, where Hohokam Indians lived 650 to 1,000 years
ago. Experience the thrill of discovering buried pottery and other
items left behind by prehistoric Arizonans, as the professionals
show you how archaeologists excavate, interpret, and care for
ancient finds. Reservations are required. Fee includes a tax-deductible
donation to help fund the research. Programs are ongoing through
July. Archaeologist-guided tours of the ruin are also available.
Call 798-1201 for information and registration.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte.
742-6455. Kids who have completed the first and second grade can
become "Desert Pathfinders" from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday
through Friday, June 22 through 26. The cost for the camp is $45
for TCP members, $60 for non-members. The park sponsors after-dark
activities in the park on Wednesday, June 24, including docent-led
tours from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and star gazing with amateur astronomers
from 8 to 10 p.m. Walk in the Park tours, an overview of
48 acres and its flora and fauna, are offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Art in the Park
tours, docent-guided looks at gallery exhibits, are at 11 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The park offers additional
guided tours for your enjoyment. Birds of Tohono Chul provides
opportunities to observe the many species frequenting the park,
and meets at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Grounds
are open from
7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is
$2. Call 742-6455 for a daily events schedule.