Join the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology for its 18th annual open house, 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the Fowler Museum.

Faculty and graduate students from the Cotsen will give visitors an inside view of the institute's labyrynth of laboratories, from the Andean laboratory and its research in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, to the zooarcheology laboratory, which facilitates the identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites.

Alan Farahani, a Cotsen postdoctoral fellow, will give a lecture on "Archaeology of Everyday Life in Ancient Jordan" at 2:30 p.m. in the Lenart Auditorium. There will also be a children's activity room.

The open house is free and open to the public. Find more information here. Exhibitions at the Fowler Museum will also be open from 1-5 p.m.