ScienceWorks presents "Dig n' Discover," a hands-on Archaeology weekend, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.




Parents and kids will be able to investigate a "cave" and create pictographs on the wall, piece together a broken pot, view local artifacts, carve their own "rock art" to take home, dig up some artifacts in the "archeology pit" and meet local experts.




On Saturday, a number of regional experts will bring hands-on experiences for the public.




The Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology, who conducts archaeological research throughout Oregon, will be at the museum to share some of their past and current projects and also show the process that artifacts go through once they reach our laboratory.




The Southern Oregon Historical Society will have Native American artifacts and an educational archaeological display on hand, North Mountain Park will have a fun hands-on bottle identification activity and archaeologist, Jeff LaLande, from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will be displaying local examples of both Native stone artifacts and historic-period artifacts of glass, ceramic, metal, and other materials. Learn some basics on "how to date" such items.




On Sunday, The Crater Rock Museum will exhibit fossils and hosting a fossil dig and other hands-on activities, The Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology, will return to share some of their past and current projects and also show the process that artifacts go through once they reach our laboratory. The Southern Oregon Historical Society will have Native American artifacts and an educational archaeological display on hand.




Dig n' Discover is free with museum admission. Events happen throughout the weekend and are appropriate for all ages &

from kids who like to dig, to adults who like to dig into history.




Also on display is a special preview of the newest exhibition "Every Body Eats" coming from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland.




ScienceWorks is located at 1500 East Main at Walker Ave.. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.




For more information on events, directions, membership and volunteer opportunities call 482-6767 or visit .