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MOA is a family-friendly attraction. Encourage your children to explore global cultures through the activities listed below.

Customized programs or variations on our school programs can also be booked for children’s groups.

Contact us at 336.758.5282 or moa@nullwfu.edu to discuss your group’s needs.


SUMMER CAMP

MOA CampFor Summer 2016, MOA will offer two one-week sessions of “Cultures Up Close: West Africa” for ages 6 to 12, and “Talking Textiles,” a one-day workshop on West African art for ages 12 to 16.

Details at the Summer Camps page »


FAMILY PROGRAMS

Family DayThe Museum hosts themed family days twice a year with craft projects, hands-on activities, music and food. Learning about other cultures has never been so fun! Family days take place on Saturday afternoons, and admission is free.

MOA also sponsors occasional family workshops in which participants learn about a particular culture and complete a related craft project. There is a small fee for these workshops. Please visit the Events section of the site for information about upcoming programs.


SCAVENGER HUNTS

Scavenger HuntMOA offers scavenger hunts to help children of all ages learn to look at objects in a museum setting. Download a copy below to prepare for your visit, or pick one up when you get here.

The I Spy scavenger hunt is appropriate for pre-school through elementary-aged children. It is a photo-based hunt that asks children to find specific objects or images in each exhibit.

I Spy Scavenger Hunt

The MOA Times scavenger hunt is appropriate for middle school-aged children and older. This hunt features mock classified ads that describe objects in the Museum. Children must use clues in each ad to identify the exhibit and the object.

MOA Times Scavenger Hunt


SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAMS

The Museum of Anthropology offers story and craft programs in Forsyth County and other area libraries. The elementary-age program for 2016 is entitled “Monkey’s Favorite Game” and will introduce participants to different versions of badminton around the world.  The teen program is “Symbols of Strength,” and will talk about West African Adinkra symbols.  Check the schedule to see when we’ll be near you:

  • June 14, 4:30pm – Kernersville Library (teen program)
  • June 22, 2:00pm – Clemmons Library
  • June 23, 11:00am – Southside Library
  • June 27, 2:00pm – Clemmons Library (teen program)
  • June 29, 2:00pm – Walkertown Library (teen program)
  • July 7, 4:00pm – Reynolda Manor Library (teen program)
  • July 13, 3:00pm – Southside Library (teen program)
  • July 14, 2:00pm – Rural Hall Library