Monday, May 23, 2011

FREE Summer Activities at the Museum Of Peoples and Cultures

BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) will kick of its original summer program Mornings @ the Museum (M@M) on Tuesday, June 7.  There will be a new twist to the MPC’s summer programs: a new program, Adventures in Anthropology (A-in-A) will be offered for a limited time in June.

Mornings @ the Museum is a free, hour-long program designed for children from ages 5 to 11.  M@M will takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. from June 7 until August 4.  Accompanied by their parents, children will have the chance to explore and learn about new cultures.  Each session includes a cultural presentation and a hands-on activity that children will get to take home.  The themes for 2011’s M@M are Archaeology of Utah Valley, The Art of Maya Textiles, and Ancient Greece.  Although M@M is free, space is limited and reservations are required for attendance.

“These summer programs are a great way to keep kids up on their learning while still having fun,” Debbie Smith, education assistant at the MPC, said.

Adventures-in-Anthropology is a similar program geared toward teens (ages 12-16).  The themes for A-in-A are Experimental Archaeology, The Archaeology of bones, and The Art of Maya Textiles.  A-in-A will run in congruence with M@M on June 9, 16, and 23 (at 11 a.m. for one hour); so parents with young children and teens can bring all of their children for a fun summer outing.  As with M@M, space is limited, so reservations are also required in order to attend.

Reservations for M@M and A-in-A can be made by calling the MPC’s Education Office at (801)422-0022.  For more information visit or e-mail

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