SCFD Community Free Day, September 11

En Español


Animal Masks and Scavenger Hunt!

Make and color your own animal-themed mask to take home. See and touch animal skins from the Museum collections. Then pick up a scavenger hunt and find animals and other treasures throughout the Museum!

Leprino Family Atrium, Level 1, 9:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.


Tsam Mask Dance of Mongolia

Experience the larger-than-life Tsam Dance of Mongolia! The Mongolian Culture and Heritage Center will perform this Buddhist masked dance and introduce you to such spirits as White Elder and Begdze. Stay afterward to take a photo with them and find out more about Mongolian culture.

South Atrium, Level 1, 11 a.m., 1, & 3:15 p.m.


Poetry Alive!

Experience poetry in motion and music! Artists from the Americas Latino Eco Festival will perform their poetry live on stage. The noon program will begin with a blessing of the space and the 2 p.m. performance will finish with live music from a local band.

Morgridge Family Exploration Center, Level  1, noon & 2 p.m.


Are You a Poet?

Come and create your own poetry! Americas Latino Eco Festival students will be on hand with poetry starter sheets to help you find your inner poet.

Morgridge Family Exploration Center, Level  1, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.


Konovalenko, the Man Who Carved Life From Stone

Experience the Russian folk art of Vasily Konovalenko through the eyes of the artist himself. Step back in time and hear how this extraordinary gem carver was inspired to create his lively depictions of everyday life in the Soviet Union of the 1970s.

Konovalenko Gem Carvings (South America Hall), Level 3, 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.


Pop-Up Poetry

Bring your topic, then step back and watch as a local poet with a typewriter makes up a poem just for you!

South America Hall, Level 3, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Mr. Bones

Check out paleopuppeteer “Mr. Bones” and his life-size dinosaur puppets.

Throughout the Museum, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Free Face Painting

Get your face painted with a fun design.

10 a.m.–12:45 p.m. and 2–4:45 p.m., South Atrium, Level 2


Join KBNO radio personalities as they broadcast live from noon to 2 p.m., and visit their booth outside the north main entrance of the Museum. 



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