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USU Museum of Anthropology Introduces New Program

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

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USU's Museum of Anthropology introduces a new series, 'Family First Saturdays,’ that offers a new activity the first Saturday of every month.

a young visitor at USU's Museum of Anthropology

The museum's young visitors can join the World Explorers Club.

Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology unveils a new program, “Family First Saturdays” with a new activity offered the first Saturday of the month.

Organizers are excited with the Family First Saturdays program and invite everyone to explore a new country and culture on the first Saturday of each month. Museum visitors can eat authentic food, listen to music and learn traditional dances. Fun arts and crafts projects, designed for ages 3-13, take place throughout the day, but anyone young at heart can join the activities.

Hours for Family First Saturdays programs are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum.

The museum also invites patrons age 12 and younger to join the World Explorers Club. Sign up at any of the Family First Saturdays events. While supplies last, members will receive a passport with an adventurer backpack. Club members are should bring their gear to each activity. Every event attended will earn a passport stamp for the young explorer, and the backpack is needed to carry “all your treasures,” organizers said.

“The best thing about the Family First Saturdays program is that it’s free,” said Prarie Fox, a program organizer. “So gather up your loved ones, eat the traditional foods of Cambodia, get lost in the jungles of Ecuador and visit the Utah State University Museum of Anthropology.”

The first Family First Saturdays program is Sept. 7. The new series replaces the long running Saturdays at the Museum series offered previously by USU’s Museum of Anthropology.

USU students and members of the public are always invited to the museum any time during open hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.

For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.

The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545,

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