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Hands-On Cultural Activities at Arizona State Museum

Bring the family to Arizona State Museum on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in July and enjoy hands-on cultural activities for ages 5 and up from 10 a.m. to noon or 1:30-4 p.m.! (Excludes July 4.)

These hands-on activities draw on the traditions of the Southwestern cultures highlighted in the museum's exhibits and collections. Different activities each day will include:

  • (Native Basketry) Weave a small bowl.
  • (Native Pottery) Make a paper pot; do a puzzle pot; play a pottery game.
  • (Native Foods/Healthy Eating) Enjoy healthy Native food activities including a harvest game and corn grinding with mano y metate; make a healthy foods bracelet.
  • (Cultural Objects) Read a haiku poem and find the artifact it refers to; write your own haiku about your favorite artifact.
  • (Navajo) Weave a miniature rug; "card" wool.
  • (Yaqui) Make tissue paper flowers;play lotería (Mexican bingo).
  • (Mexican) Make a mask; play lotería.
July 1, 2013– July 31 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Free to CatCard holders and kids/youth under 17; $5 adults


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Arizona State Museum 1013 E. University Blvd.
Tucson , AZ
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