Educational Resources

Amy Grochowski
Curator of Education

(505) 277-2924


The purpose of the Education Division is to bring anthropological concepts and information to the wider public via informal lectures as well as experience-based activities. All educational programs are based on museum collections as well as scholarly research.


There are approximately eleven different programs that we offer. The themes are:

  • Southwest Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Native American Ethnology
  • Hispanic Ethnology
  • World Music

The Education Division presents Museum Guided Tours, Travelling Trunk Exhibits, and Checkout Kits. All Programs are one hour in length. Most programs are presented by docents. For detailed information click on educational programs. For scheduling, fees and parking information go to policies and parking. If you are interested in becoming a docent consult docent information.

Now Available:
People of the Southwest Pre-and post-visit museum visit lesson plan for grades 3-5 (PDF)

Mexico at the Hour of Combat Pre-and post-visit curriculum for grades 6-12 (PDF)