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Juneau-Douglas City Museum offers spring break options for kids

Posted: February 17, 2012 - 1:01am

Kids ages 8 to 11 are invited to join the Juneau-Douglas City Museum during Spring Break for Juneau Explorers Week. The classes run from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, and include a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including nature hikes, compass courses, painting with ice cubes, touring exhibits and more.

Participants can sign-up for individual days or the whole week  The schedule for Juneau Explorers Week 2012 is:

Monday: Explore ecosystems with Discovery Southeast naturalist Kevin O’Malley and use your hands as a canvas to create a temporary work of art.

Tuesday: Bowling at Taku Lanes and ball games at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, then head back to the museum to make bean bags for a bean bag toss game.

Wednesday: Learn how to find your way around using maps and compasses on a compass course with Pete Schneider of the US Forest Service, then return to the museum to create map decoupage.

Thursday: Painting with colored ice cubes then ice skating at the Treadwell Ice Arena.

Friday: Identify different types of texture while touring the Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s 12x12 exhibit, the Alaska State Museum and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Upon returning to the museum participants will learn to create works of art using different techniques for creating texture using paint and aluminum foil.

The cost for the entire week is $146.71. Prices for individual days vary. Cost includes all materials, class fees, transportation costs, a light snack, and CBJ sales tax. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required. 

For more information or to download a registration form, visit www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum/classes.php or call 586-3572.  Completed forms may be dropped off at the Museum’s front desk or faxed to 586-4512.

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