Chucalissa Events

For more information on events contact the museum at 901-785-3160 or chucalissa@memphis.edu

International Archaeology Day:  October 20, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For the price of regular admission enjoy a full day of family-friendly activities:

    • Tour of excavation trench 10:30
    • Musical story time 11:30 & 2:00
    • Bird of prey encounter 12:30
    • Atlatl spear throwing competition 1:00
    • Guided tour of nature trail 2:30

On-going activities:  flint-knapping, bead weaving, pottery craft, face painting and more!

Family Day

Family Days Schedule:

Every Saturday, for the price of regular museum admission:

  • Take a tour of the museum
  • Throw darts with an atlatl
  • Conduct a scavenger hunt in our Main Hall
  • Tour our hands-on Archaeology Lab
  • Participate in a special fun program and create a keepsake craft to take home

Family programs and craft activities change weekly.

  • October 6, Sports & Hunting/Pottery  10:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • October 13, Stone Tools/Talking Sticks 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • October 20, International Archaeology Day, 10:00 - 3:00
  • October 27, Trash Talks/Snake Painting 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • November 3, Music/Coloring Books 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • November 17, Sports & Hunting/Pottery 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • November 24,  HOLIDAY CLOSING
  • December 1, Stone Tools/Talking Sticks
  • December 8, Trash Talks/Snake Painting
  • December 15, Music/Coloring Books
  • December 22, Mystery Box/Beading

Volunteer Saturdays: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop by to help process prehistoric artifacts excavated from sites in western Tennessee, help in landscaping our gardens and trail, and much more. Come for one hour or the entire four. Children are welcome with parental supervision. No experience is required.

The 2018 Volunteer Saturday Schedule Is:

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21  Help plant the Three Sisters' Garden!  No artifact sorting this day.
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20  International Archaeology Day
  • November  17
  • December--No volunteer day in December.