SPRING BREAK PROGRAMMING AT THE DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT
Maura O’Neal
303.370.6407
maura.oneal@dmns.org

 

SPRING BREAK PROGRAMMING AT THE DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE

Free programming included with general admission ticket

DENVER – March 19, 2014 – The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the region's leading resource for informal science education, will provide a variety of spring break programs for children March 21 through April 6.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s spring break programming complements the Museum’s current temporary exhibition, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. Spring break programming is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket. The Museum’s Celebrate Mesoamerica spring break programs are as follows:

 

Friday, March 21, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Maya Sky Activity with Museo de las Americas
Make your own “Maya zodiac” pendant to take home as maestras from Museo de las Americas share stories about Maya astrological traditions.

 

Saturday, March 22, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Play the Mesoamerican Ball Game! (Games begin on the hour.)
Have a ball immersing yourself in the ways of the Maya people by playing the Mesoamerican ball game! Team Jaguar versus Team Snake—can you get the ball through the hoop?

 

Sunday, March 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Colorado’s Creature Teacher, The Jungle Lady
See, touch, and learn about exotic and colorful snakes, turtles, lizards, and more! Often used in Maya art and myths, these amazing creatures are an important part of the cultural traits developed and shared by the Maya culture. Showtimes: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

 

Monday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Mesoamerican Art Activity
Make a Mesoamerican-themed art piece to take home, such as a weaving, stone rubbing, or mask, with local artists from the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council.

 

Tuesday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Play the Mesoamerican Ball Game! (Games begin on the hour.)
Have a ball immersing yourself in the ways of the Maya people by playing the Mesoamerican ball game! Team Jaguar versus Team Snake—can you get the ball through the hoop?

 

Wednesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Maya Sky Activity with Museo de las Americas
Make your own “Maya zodiac” pendant to take home as maestras from Museo de las Americas share stories about Maya astrological traditions.

 

Thursday, March 27, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Maya Sky Activity with Museo de las Americas
Make your own “Maya zodiac” pendant to take home as maestras from Museo de las Americas share stories about Maya astrological traditions.

 

Friday, March 28, 11:15 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Huitzilopochtli Traditional Aztec Dancers
Watch performances from this traditional dance group and learn how their art is a way of sending messages to Mother Earth and the natural elements of water, fire, and air.

 

Saturday, March 29, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Huitzilopochtli Traditional Aztec Dancers
Watch performances from this traditional dance group and learn how their art is a way of sending messages to Mother Earth and the natural elements of water, fire, and air.

 

Sunday, March 30–Sunday, April 6
Science on the Fly, 3 p.m.
Who will lead the Parade of Flight? The squirrel, the bee, or the parrot? Join in this exciting show, chock-full of spectacular sights, sounds, and science! After the show, explore the aerodynamics of flight and different animal fliers at two interactive Exploration Stations.

 

Sunday, March 30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Colorado’s Creature Teacher, The Jungle Lady
See, touch, and learn about exotic and colorful snakes, turtles, lizards, and more! Often used in Maya art and myths, these amazing creatures are an important part of the cultural traits developed and shared by the Maya culture. Showtimes: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. 

 

Monday, March 31, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Mesoamerican Art Activity
Make a Mesoamerican-themed art piece to take home, such as a weaving, stone rubbing, or mask, with local artists from Chicano Humanities and Arts Council.

 

Tuesday, April 1, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Play the Mesoamerican Ball Game! (Games begin on the hour.)
Have a ball immersing yourself in the ways of the Maya people by playing the Mesoamerican ball game! Team Jaguar versus Team Snake—can you get the ball through the hoop?

 

Wednesday, April 2, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Mesoamerican Art Activity
Make a Mesoamerican-themed art piece to take home, such as a weaving, stone rubbing, or mask, with local artists from the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council.

 

Thursday, April 3, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Play the Mesoamerican Ball Game! (Games begin on the hour.)
Have a ball immersing yourself in the ways of the Maya people by playing the Mesoamerican ball game! Team Jaguar versus Team Snake—can you get the ball through the hoop?

 

Friday, April 4, 11:15 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Huitzilopochtli Traditional Aztec Dancers
Watch performances from this traditional dance group and learn how their art is a way of sending messages to Mother Earth and the natural elements of water, fire, and air.

 

Saturday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Carve Your Own Maya Glyph
Learn about the Maya writing system of hieroglyphs and carve your own miniature stela in soap to take home.

 

Sunday, April 6, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Carve Your Own Maya Glyph
Learn about the Maya writing system of hieroglyphs and carve your own miniature stela in soap to take home.

 

For Museum hours and ticket information, please visit www.dmns.org.

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, check dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

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