Family 1st Saturdays
Join us on the first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm as we explore cultures from around the world. Learn traditional dances, listen to music, eat authentic food, and make tons of fun hands-on arts and crafts projects! Programs are designed to be entertaining for the whole family. Arts and crafts activities are selected to engage kids from ages 3 to 12 and those who are young at heart. Best of all, our Family 1st Saturdays programs are FREE!
Family 1st Saturdays are made possible by grants from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services and
Utah Arts and Museums and the Richard L. and Joyce Shipley Endowment.
Now kids can join our World Explorers Club! Sign up at any of our Family 1st Saturdays events. Members receive a passport and backpack [while supplies last]. You earn a passport stamp for each event you attend. Make sure you bring your backpack to each event to carry home all of your treasures.
Jan 21 at 4:51pmFebruary 6th Its about time!
Explore calendars from around the world. See examples from the museum's collection. Learn about how the ancient Aztec and Mayans kept track of time. Explore the Chinese Zodiac and celebrate Chinese New Year. More
Jan 21 at 4:50pmMarch 5th Mummies of the World
Missed the Mummies of the World at the Leo? Visit our exhibits and join us for activities that explore mummification. Learn about the ancient Egyptian practice of animal mummification. More
Jan 21 at 4:47pmApril 2nd World Music
Experience the sounds and rhythms from around the world. Try making your own instruments and recording music in the MOA. More
Jan 21 at 4:47pmMay 7th Archaeology Day
Visit the museum to learn all about archaeology. We will have outside activities including technology demonstrations and 'field work' on the Quad. Museum docents will give guided tours inside of our exhibits on the Great Basin, Ancient Petra, and Obsidian. More
Jan 21 at 4:45pmJune 4th Part I Life in the Rain Forest
Join us this summer as we explore Rain Forests from around the globe. More
Jan 21 at 4:44pmJuly 2nd Part II Primates of the Rain Forest
Learn about our primate relatives living in the Rain Forest. More
Jan 21 at 4:44pmAugust 6th Part III People of the Rain Forest
Learn about the lives and cultures of people living in the Rain Forest. More
Jan 21 at 4:43pmSeptember 3rd Fashionista
Be inspired by world adornment and body modification. More
Jan 21 at 4:43pmOctober 1st Magic
Learn about the practice of magic and illusion in cultures from around the world. Special demonstration by Richard Hatch of Hatch Academy of Magic & Music. More
Jan 21 at 4:42pmNovember 5th Food, Glorious Food
Explore how people from around the world eat and their relationship with food and health. More
Aug 19 at 2:25pmDecember 3rd Cover Me