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Mesoamerica
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.


  Upcoming Events
3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:51pm
February 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

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:50pm
March 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

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:47pm
April 2nd World Music
Experience the sounds and rhythms from around the world. Try making your own instruments and recording music in the MOA. More

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:47pm
May 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

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:45pm
June 4th Part I Life in the Rain Forest
Join us this summer as we explore Rain Forests from around the globe. More

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:44pm
July 2nd Part II Primates of the Rain Forest
Learn about our primate relatives living in the Rain Forest. More

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:44pm
August 6th Part III People of the Rain Forest
Learn about the lives and cultures of people living in the Rain Forest. More

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:43pm
September 3rd Fashionista
Be inspired by world adornment and body modification. More

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:43pm
October 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

3 weeks ago, Jan 21 at 4:42pm
November 5th Food, Glorious Food
Explore how people from around the world eat and their relationship with food and health. More

Aug 19 at 2:25pm
December 3rd Cover Me

 

 

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