Dates and Times: Sign-up for an hour-long session, offered daily March 25 - March 29, at either 11 am or 1 pm.

Join us for a hands-on Archaeology lab workshop! This spring, Monticello’s archaeologists will share how we learn about the past through artifacts.

Kids ages 7-11 and their favorite grown-ups are invited to learn what archaeologists do, help us analyze real artifacts found at Monticello, and participate in fun activities! From mending artifacts to learning how pottery is created, archaeologists-in-training will explore part of what we do at Monticello Archaeology.

Washing artifacts

Workshop Details

LocationClassrooms 5 and 6 on the lower level of Monticello's David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.

This program is geared towards kids 7-11 and their accompanying grown-up. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfy clothes that they don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Please register in advance for this program, and provide age(s) of attending archaeologists-in-training. Tickets are required for both children and accompanying adults. Adults are asked to remain with children at all times during the program.


All guests who receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are eligible to reserve free tickets for participants 18 and under (limit 5 tickets). To reserve these discount tickets please call or email the Monticello Reservations Department: (434) 984-9800 |