Participate in the hands-on exhibits at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center & Museum

Archaeology
& History
Along the Trail

Canyons of the Ancients Vistor Center and Museum

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum features two 12th-century archaeological sites and houses over 3 million artifacts and records from southwest Colorado. Permanent exhibits on local Native American cultures and archaeology as well as special exhibits and events are designed to introduce visitors to Four Corners prehistory.

Please Touch the Exhibits!! Exhibits in the museum encourage visitor interaction with computers, microscopes, corn grinding implements, a loom and other weaving materials, and "touch me" drawers.

A holographic image, orientation film, archaeological test trench profile, partially reconstructed full-size pithouse, and permanent artifact exhibits round out the Center's offerings. Special exhibits, guest speakers, a library and bookstore examine broader aspects of life in the Four Corners.

Visit the CANM Visitor Center and Museum's website for a complete list of current and future exhibits and events at the Visitor Center.


Special Exhibits and Events
Special exhibits at the CANM VC and Museum encourage interaction and facilitate learning about the Ancestral Puebloans
Special exhibits at the CANM VC and Museum encourage interaction and facilitate learning about the Ancestral Puebloans