Frequently Asked Questions
Where did the name Crow Canyon come from?
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center acquired its namesake from the geography of its physical location. The origin of its geographic name is unknown.
What are your Infectious Illness COVID protocols?
The safety of our staff, communities, and partners is our highest priority. The Center discourages employees and visitors who are sick with a contagious illness or disease from participating in programs and encourages them to recuperate at home until no longer contagious Click here to review the Center’s guidelines for Infectious Illnesses.
Is any portion of my tuition tax-deductible?
No. While we are a non-profit organization, your program tuition is considered an exchange of services. We do not require a donation or an annual membership to participate in our programs. However, your gifts are very much appreciated and help us sustain our operations. Donate Here.
How do I sign up to receive emails about news and upcoming events?
How long has Crow Canyon been operating?
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has been a non-profit 501(c)3 since 1983. Prior to that, it was an outdoor education center called the “Crow Canyon School.” Read more
I found an object that may be an artifact; can you offer information about it?
We predominantly use replicated materials in our educational curricula out of respect for many of the diverse cultural groups we work with, and artifacts generally can’t provide us with much information once they are removed from their original contexts. We encourage Visit With Respect principles by taking photographs or drawing the artifacts, and leaving them in their original context.
How do I volunteer at Crow Canyon?
Thank you for your interest. We are not accepting new volunteers at this time.
Who can join a program?
We offer a variety of programs for ages 9 and up.
Do I need any prior experience to participate in a program?
No prior experience is required; however, some knowledge of the subject may enhance your experience. We can offer you a variety of resources related to your program.
How strenuous are the programs? Are there any physical requirements?
All of our programs have unique and differing environments. If you are concerned about program difficulty, it is best to contact us, so we can discuss what to expect.
Are there any discounts or scholarships available?
Discounts are not available at this time. Scholarship availability varies depending on the program.
If I travel solo, will I be rooming with somebody else?
Our tuitions are built on the assumption that two people will be sharing a room together, thereby splitting the cost of a full room in half between two tuitions. If you would like a room to yourself we will add the cost of half a room, also known as a ‘single supplement’. This is not a penalty for being single, this is simply covering the full cost of a single room for one person.