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One "leg" of the mission of the Institute of Human Origins is public outreach—so we welcome visits to the institute offices.

To arrange a tour, contact:

Julie Russ, Assistant Director
Communications + External Relations
Office 480.727.6571
Mobile 480.338.1733

Night of the Open Door

ASU hosts its Open Door event each year in early spring. The day-long event offers a window into the creative energy that powers a world-class university, with more than 100 interactive activities hosted by ASU student volunteers, faculty, and staff. Last year, IHO-affiliated students hosted interested kindergartners through adults in hands-on presentations of prehistoric skulls (casts), current IHO research, and activities. Plan to attend in 2019!

For Teachers and Educators

Ask An AnthropologistIf you are an educator in the Phoenix or Arizona region, who is interested in bringing your class to the ASU campus, please contact Julie Russ at jruss@asu.edu or 480.727.6571 to set up a time to visit our office, see the cast of "Lucy," and if available, hear a presentation by one of our IHO-affiliated graduate students on human origins' topics that will complement your in-class coursework. See more about K-12 resources at this webpage.

Also visit AskAnAnthropologist.asu.edu for readings and classroom activities.

General Public

Individuals interested in paleoanthropology, can stop by our office between 8:30 to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, to see the cast of "Lucy" and learn more about the research our scientists are engaged in. Please call or email before you come in to make sure there is someone in the office to meet you.