Educational Programs

Nevada Day (observed) Activities

Come and join us on for our Nevada Day 2021 (observed) for activities, talks, films and meet-ups! Come and meet the curator of the Find Your Folklife exhibit and ask her about her 3 year project to bring together the stories of people’s cultural identities demonstrating just how diverse this state is. Join our Las Vegas […]

Discovery Saturdays – Mexican Paper Flowers

There has been a long tradition in Mexico of constructing things, such as flowers, out of colored tissue paper. It’s a tradition that started more than 200 years ago in Mexico and it’s still growing. These artisans use their paper-crafting skills to create roses, carnations and zinnias, copying up to 12 varieties of flowers from […]

Discovery Saturdays – Cootie Catchers

Today we are making cootie catchers, which in other cultures and countries are also known as fortune tellers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, whirlybirds, or paku-paku.  These are all a form of origami that dates back centuries  from the Japanese words “oru” (to fold) and “kami” (paper). The salt cellar name is likely derived from a 1928 […]

Discovery Saturdays – Cootie Catchers

Today we are making cootie catchers, which in other cultures and countries are also known as fortune tellers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, whirlybirds, or paku-paku.  These are all a form of origami that dates back centuries  from the Japanese words “oru” (to fold) and “kami” (paper). The salt cellar name is likely derived from a 1928 […]

Discovery Saturdays – Hawaiian Independence Day

The lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the lei tradition in Hawaii was born.  Leis were constructed of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals. […]

Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil – the ichthyosaur, our state bird – the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal – the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower – the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm […]

Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil – the ichthyosaur, our state bird – the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal – the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower – the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm […]

Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil – the ichthyosaur, our state bird – the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal – the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower – the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm […]

Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil – the ichthyosaur, our state bird – the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal – the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower – the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm […]

Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil – the ichthyosaur, our state bird – the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal – the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower – the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm […]