Kids have great archaeological fun at Guangfulin relics park

LMS| Updated: April 28, 2024

The Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park in East China's Shanghai offers a very special archaeological experience for kids through its program called A Day's Journey to Become a Little Archaeologist.

The initiative aims to introduce them to the roots of Shanghai and the fascinating world of archaeology in just one day.

The adventure begins with a visit to the mysterious Wind Wall Memory Museum, a part of Guangfulin rarely accessible to the public.

Stretching nearly a kilometer, it features real-life scenes like city walls, tunnels and mazes, providing children with a journey through time and space. Guided by teachers, the youngsters unlock mysteries as they explore historical relics, ancient totems, hieroglyphs and primitive murals.


A teacher points out an object of interest on a stone wall. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]

After that, the children delve into archaeological excavations at the Guangfulin Archaeological Experience Museum.


An interior section of the Guangfulin Archaeological Experience Museum. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]

Equipped with professional tools like trowels and compasses, they get hands-on experience of excavation techniques – uncovering various pottery fragments buried beneath the sand.


The final stop of the day is artifact restoration, where children recover items buried underground. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]

Through patient work, the participants learn how to repair pottery fragments, restoring them to their original state.

The program, which runs daily on May 1-5 and will also be held on May 18, is open to children from grade two and above. With a special offer of 499 yuan ($68.86) per person, it promises an educational and adventurous experience for young archaeology fans.

Scan the following QR code to sign up.