The Arizona State University Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve invites you to visit us this summer and take advantage of four days of free admission and special programming.

Each third Saturday of the month through September 2015 (July 18, August 15, September 19), you can visit the preserve for free. Our summer hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer Saturday activities:

8:15 a.m.: Docent-guided tour. Learn from knowledgeable docents about Sonoran Desert plants and animals, as well as the petroglyphs and the ancient people who made them.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Summer stories. Each Saturday includes a story and art activity. This program is for children ages 3 to 6 with their parents. (Please no more than 2 children per adult.)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: SALT (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technology) skills workshop. Learn skills like starting fire with a stick, crafting stone tools, rope making and more! Attendance is free. Participation is free to SALT members; non-SALT members pay a nominal cash fee for supplies.

The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is located in northwest Phoenix at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road. This archaeology museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve is home to the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area. The Will Bruder-designed facility serves as the primary exhibition space for the Center for Archaeology and Society. Come and learn about the lives of prehistoric Native Americans and Southwest Archaeology. Walk the quarter-mile trail for a chance to view the petroglyphs and observe desert plants and animals in their native habitat. For more information, call 623-582-8007 or visit