Celebrate our evolutionary past! Children will be able to travel 4 million years back in time this weekend and discover our ancient human ancestors at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on the UNM campus.

The popular radio program The Children’s Hour, host Katie Stone, and her stalwart volunteers, along with museum anthropologists will be there Saturday, Jan. 11 to host the activities and answer questions. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

The Children’s Hour will broadcast live 9-10 a.m., with anthropologists of the Maxwell Museum answering all questions human related. After the broadcast the Maxwell education program presents activities for all ages at the Passport to People Family Program. 

The program Bones and Stones, Footprints and Fossils! will explore what bones, footprints, and stone tools tell us about human life and behaviors. Children can examine cave art drawings and make their own drawings and clay animals. Evolutionary anthropologists will roll out the Discovery Cart, identify skulls and bones, and answer questions about early human history. 

Passport to People Family Program is created and sponsored by the Maxwell Museum Education Program. It features exploration and appreciation for anthropology, alternating cultural, archaeological and biological anthropology themes through interactive activities and presentations by scholars, artists and cultural representatives.

The Children’s Hour Inc. is a radio show broadcasting across the country, bringing joy to countless listeners, their families, and community. The live show hosts superior quality and noncommercial children’s radio, 52 times a year, typically live in studio with children who are part of the creation. The Children’s Hour was recently part of a live video chat with International Space Station astronaut Christina Koch hosted by UNM.

The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is located on the UNM campus at 500 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Free parking is available nearby.