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Family 1st Saturdays

Join us on the first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm as we explore a new country and culture. 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.

  Upcoming Events
4 weeks ago, Mar 31 at 3:23pm
May 3: France

From the Eiffel Tower, to the Louvre, to its famous cuisine, France has long been regarded as a center of Western art and culture. Come discover the country's art from cave paintings to modern masters. Explore the history and catacombs of Paris and learn about regional food and traditions.

4 weeks ago, Mar 31 at 3:15pm
May 10: Utah Archaeology and Native History

For Utah Archaeology Week 2014, the USU Museum of Anthropology, in partnership with the USU Native American Student Council present a special Saturday event on Utah Archaeology and Native History. Enjoy free hands-on activities for the whole family, including pottery making, atlatl throwing, and Native arts and crafts. Docents will also provide tours of our Great Basin exhibits. Join us for a celebration of Utah's history and culture!

4 weeks ago, Mar 31 at 3:05pm
June 7: Turkey

Turkey is a transcontinental country with lands in both Asia and Europe. Istanbul, the largest city, has been the capital of four empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman Empires. Istanbul's strategic position along the Silk Road and control over the only sea route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea have helped to make it an important economic center. Come learn about the iconic architecture, diverse history, and thriving marketplace of this great country.

4 weeks ago, Mar 31 at 2:49pm
July 5: Madagascar

This island nation of the coast of southeast Africa is the fourth largest island in the world. Known as a biodiversity hotspot, over 90% of the wildlife found on the island is found nowhere else on the planet. Humans settled on the island about 2500 years ago and many migrations over the years has created a very diverse population. Come learn about the diverse plant, animal, and human populations of the island and the environmental changes that threaten their future.

4 weeks ago, Mar 31 at 2:39pm
August 2: Guatemala

This Central American country was once home to the Mayan civilization and tourists can now visit the ruins of many Mayan ruins such as the famous site at Tikal. Come learn about the history and cultural traditions of this vibrant country including music, festivals, traditional clothing and food. More



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