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Archaeology Tour

August 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Looking out from inside a cave. Five silhouetted figures are visible, against the sky in the opening of the cave. One figure points at something on the cave ceiling.

Meet your (ancient) neighbors and explore the Wasden-Croft Archaeological Preserve alongside an archaeologist and museum staff.

ages 12+   |   travel and lunch provided


  • 9:00 — 10:00am: Get up close to artifacts from the Wasden Collection at the museum
  • 10:00 — 11:00am: Travel to the Wasden-Croft Archaeological Preserve
  • 11:00am — 1:30pm: Explore the cave site and enjoy lunch
  • 1:30 — 2:30pm: Travel back to the museum


More info:

  • The Wasden-Croft Archaeological Preserve, in the Arco Desert west of Idaho Falls, is the region’s most important archaeological site, comprised of three lava-tube caves that contain evidence of human usage going back 13,000 years. More than 80,000 items, including pottery, stone and bone tools, and remains of mammoth, bison, dire wolf, and more, have been excavated from the caves and are now housed at the Museum of Idaho, where they are the subject of ongoing research projects.
  • There are no restrooms at the cave site, and participants must be able to walk over uneven terrain.
  • MOI members, sign in to receive a $10 discount on this event. Not a member yet? Become one now.


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August 13, 2022
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Idaho Falls, ID 83402 United States
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