El Paso Museum of Archaeology
Tuesday through Saturday9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.Sunday 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.(Closed Monday)
Admission Fees:There is no admission fee. Admission is free for everyone, although donations are appreciated.
Director: Jeff Romney (915) 755-4332 RomneyJK@elpasotexas.gov
Curator: George Maloof (915) 755-4332 MaloofGO@elpasotexas.gov
The Museum of Archaeology is located at 4301 Transmountain at the base of the Franklin Mountains.
Explore 14,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso area, the greater Southwest, and northern Mexico.
The Museum has a world-class Casas Grandes Ceramics collection, and is currently hosting a special
exhibition entitled Paquimé and the Casas Grandes Culture. Complimenting this exhibition is a smaller
photograph exhibition entitled The Rocks Speak: Petroglyphs of the Casas Grandes Region in the Museum’s
auditorium which focus on three petroglyph sites. Visitors can also explore the trails surrounding the
museum and view 250 varieties of Chihuahuan Desert native plants, outdoor exhibits and an Indian Garden.
Dr. Mike Whalen
Paquime and Mata Ortiz Tour
September 25-28, 2017
Join us as we explore one of the archaeological gems of the international
borderlands and its inspiration for a modern spectacular artistic ceramic
tradition. Paquimé (also known as Casas Grandes) in northwestern Chihuahua
was a unique center that influenced hundreds of communities south and north
of the border.
On Exhibit: The Paleoindians
Pottery and Baskets
The Archaic Cultures
The Pithouse Peoples
The Cliff Dwellers
The Sumas, Mansos, and Mescaleros