The Maxwell Museum education department will offer virtual summer camp sessions so children ages 6 through 12 can learn about Anthropology and Archaeology. Virtual Summer Camps will be led by Maxwell Museum educators on Zoom. The museum remains temporarily closed.
The camps run Monday through Friday, June 21-25 and July 12-16, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. The price is $25 per child per session or $100 per child for one week. Scholarships are available. Call for details. See the flyer for more information.
Participants should have access to a wifi-enabled device with a camera. Price includes a supply kit of materials necessary for each session's activities available for pick-up from the Maxwell Museum.
Archaeology Adventure kicks off the week on June 21 and repeats July 12.
What is Anthropology and Archaeology? explores how researchers study human culture and ancestors. Learn how scientists map sites and uncover human history. Try your hand at piecing together the past and analyzing artifacts.
Pottery Past and Present is presented June 22 and repeats July 13.
Learn about pottery and its history in the Southwest. Explore the different ways pottery is made and the functions it serves. Design, sculpt and paint your own pottery and get your hands on history!
The Wonderful World of Weaving is on June 23 and repeats July 14.
What is weaving and why is it important? Learn about different ways cultures around the world use weaving to make baskets, textiles and more. Explore the Maxwell Museum's collection of Navajo rugs and make your own weaving.
Instruments Around the World is presented June 24 and repeats July 15.
Experience the joy of folk music of different cultures and make your own instruments. Sing, dance and hear music from around the world!
Egypt Explorers is on June 25 and repeats July 16.
Discover the rich ancient history of Egypt. Virtually tour the pyramids, decode hieroglyphs and make an Egyptian cartouche (an inscribed scroll or tablet) and a sistrum, a musical instrument of ancient Egypt.
Call 277-2924 or email Amy Grochowski, Curator of Education for more information and to register. Or download and complete this form and mail it in with payment. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the camp.
Anthropology students collaborate on video for children