May 17, 2012

See petroglyphs in a new light – twilight

Posted: May 17, 2012
Enjoy a Twilight Tour at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center this summer.

Everyone knows that summer days in Phoenix are warm. But twilight is delightful, especially at Arizona State University’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center.

So, the center, home to more than 1,500 ancient petroglyphs, will offer twilight tours on two Fridays in July and two Fridays in August.

During the hour-long tours, on July 13 and 27 and Aug. 10 and 24, visitors will be able to learn about petroglyphs, archaelogy, Native American cultures and desert plants and animals.

The tours run from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults; $4 for seniors; and $3 for children. Children 5 and younger are free.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix. The Center’s summer hours are 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. On tour days, the Center will reopen at 5:30 p.m.

Tour reservations are required. Please call (623) 582-8007 to make a reservation.

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a quarter-mile trail to view the petroglyphs, made between 500 and 7,000 years ago. The museum aims to promote preservation, connection and respect for the site and is a destination for families to learn about archaeology in their own backyard. The Center is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country – the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

For more information go to http://dvrac.asu.edu. DVRAC is also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RockArtCenter.

Judith Smith, jps@asu.edu
Media Relations