Our Education Series Offers Hands-on Learning Fun!
Families and visitors are invited to learn about the American West in the Briscoe’s new education series, “Full STEAM Ahead”. Learners of all ages will work together and learn about the American West by engaging in hands-on, STEAM learning experiences. Sharing the American West through STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics – each of the activities ties back to the Briscoe’s art and artifacts, bringing the West to life in a new way. From transportation and weather to animals, astronomy and engineering, each program explores an aspect of life in the West to engage and inspire learning.
FREE with museum admission (Children 12 and under are always FREE)
DECEMBER – LUMINARIA OR FAROLITO? LET’S MAKE ONE!
2023 JANUARY – WILD WEST, WILDLIFE FEBRUARY – BLACK COWBOYS & MUSIC AROUND THE CAMPFIRE MARCH – TALL TALES & ARMADILLOS
IS IT LUMINARIA OR FAROLITO? LET’S MAKE ONE!
Saturday, December 17 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered where those paper lanterns you see at Christmas came from? Families are invited to join the Briscoe in learning about the history of these lantern lights, why we aren’t sure what the real name is, and listen to a story about Farolitos. Families will be able to design and create their very own luminaria or farolito to take home and display during the holiday season! This family program is great for all ages and all are welcome to participate.
WILD WEST, WILDLIFE COMMUNITY DAY
Saturday, January 21
BLACK COWBOYS – LET’S GATHER AROUND THE CAMPFIRE
Saturday, February 18 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Families are invited to join the Briscoe and learn about the history of Black Cowboys in the West! After listening to a short presentation about Black Cowboys and their life on the cattle drives, families will be able to design and make their own musical instruments to play around the campfire!
TALL TALES AND ARMADILLOS
Saturday, March 18 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Families are invited to join the Briscoe to celebrate Youth Art Month and learn about Tall Tales! After listening to a short presentation about Tall Tales, there will be a tall tale storytime. Families will then learn how to draw one of our story characters – an armadillo!