Summer begins for BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures on Tuesday, June 4th, when it kicks off "Mornings @ the Museum"— a free program created to provide a fun and educational summer activity for families throughout Utah Valley.
The one-hour program designed for children ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult, consists of educational stories and hands-on, take-home activities. Three rotating themes will be presented each week during the summer: Ancient Egypt, Masks from Around the World, and Clothes.
"This is our seventh year conducting the program," said Kari Nelson, Curator of Education at the MPC. "It’s always popular with both parents and children and we have a lot of fun doing it."
Mornings @ the Museum have been chosen this summer to highlight the museum’s current exhibits: Mexican Masks: Concealing Faces, Revealing Expressions and Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya.
"Mornings @ the Museum" will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. from June 4th until August 1st. Space is limited, so call the MPC's Education Office at 801.422.0022 to make a reservation. Reservations are required.
The MPC hosts educational events to serve the academic mission of BYU by training students to teach about and care for anthropological and archaeological collections in the custody of the University. Educating visitors through thrilling events allows the MPC to branch out in creative ways that benefit the BYU community.