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See spring flowers, rock art

February 22, 2011

Spring soon will be blooming at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center. Join educator Elizabeth Alexander for a tour of multicolor wildflowers and flowering trees in this unique Sonoran Desert preserve on five Wednesdays in March and April.

The dates are March 23 and 30, and April 6, 13 and 20. Tours will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on each of the days.
Tour admission (includes museum admission) is adults $6.50; seniors $3.50; and children $2.50.

Reservations are required. Please call (623) 582-8007.

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center, located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, two blocks west of 35th Avenue, has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a 1/4-mile trail to view more than 1,500 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 & Social Change, an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – at Arizona State University. DVRAC is a Phoenix Point of Pride.

Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, and 12 p.m.-5 p.m., on Sundays.