Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

3711 W Deer Valley Road | Phoenix, AZ 85308

Making Marks, Prehistoric Rock Tour

Students will have the opportunity to explore the world of prehistoric rock art through investigation and observation of petroglyphs ranging from approximately 500 to 5000 years old. During an interactive tour of the Petroglyph Preserve, they will learn about how people have left their mark on the Arizona desert throughout time. They will explore cultures of the past and make connections to their lives today.

The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve features a ¼ mile (½ loop), outdoor, gravel walking trail. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activities (pants or shorts, closed toe shoes) and bringing sunscreen and water. Unfortunately, the trail is not ADA accessible, although the interior of the museum can be accessed by wheelchair or for those needing assistance.

Availability: Tours are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month during October 2019 – April 2020
Max. Group Size: 100 students and 20 chaperones per tour
Grades: 2-6
Tour Length: 90 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am or 10:00 am

Additional Information

Lunch Options: Groups are welcome to stay and eat lunch following their tour. There is an outdoor amphitheater that seats 40-50 people and a picnic are that seats 12-15.

Deer Valley Tour