Toakase’s Tapa: Saturday, January 12, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, Ground Floor, Natural History Museum
Learn more about your place in the world through explorations of nature and culture. Every second Saturday of the month, museum educators lead a program that combines a book reading, activities, and a chance to look more closely at the museum’s collections. These programs are designed for pre-K to 3rd grade.
What happens during a “World & Me” program?
10:30-10:45 a.m.: Free exploration of hands-on stations
10:45-11:00 a.m.: Book reading
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon: Hands-on activity
This month, we’ll explore traditional textiles of Pacific Island cultures, specifically barkcloth. After a book reading of “Toakase’s Tapa,” families will participate in an artist-led demonstration on the process of making paper from raw materials, like mulberry tree bark. Participants will take home handmade paper that they’ve decorated.
Looking for some serious family fun? Bring your competitive spirit to the museum for an evening of Arctic- and climate-themed games and activities for the whole family!
Family Game Night: Arctic Edition Saturday, January 12, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, Ground Floor
- Play different types of Arctic-themed games for ages 10 and up
- Explore Arctic objects and specimens with anthropologists and other scientists
- Discover the Arctic ecosystem and the animals that live there through games, puzzles, and hands-on activities designed for kids under 10