We are so excited for our free WFAA Family First Day at the Museum this Saturday, July 28. The Museum will also have a special preview of The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico – for free! We will have a wide variety of activities for families to enjoy on Saturday, including the chance to meet WFAA’s Shelly Slater and WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley.
Families can meet Arturo, our family mascot, play games with our friends from Radio Disney, and enjoy the Medical City Community Art room to watch a puppet show about learning the signs of a stroke before making a one-of-a-kind puppet. In the Studio, families can use a variety of materials to create their own jewelry based on work seen in The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico exhibition and can sketch from objects in the exhibition with artists during Sketching in the Galleries for Kids.
After searching for stories in the exhibition, join staff from the Dallas Theater Center and members of the cast from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to teach families how stories are translated into a musical. Be the star of your own story in the galleries! Music educators will be in the Ancient American galleries teaching families all about songwriting and Latin rhythms inspired by the DMA’s head of the rain god Tlaloc.
Families won’t want to miss a unique performance by award-winning storyteller, Ann Marie Newman! Ann Marie is sure to bring works from Ancient Mexico to life during her StoryART performance, this time with help from WFAA’s Shelly Slater. Don’t forget to stop by the Ancient Art of the Americas gallery to see WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley as he talks about storms, cloud seeding, how to measure rainfall, and more – all in relation to the rain god Tlaloc. Families will also want to watch an unforgettable performance from the Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company, as they thrill and delight with songs, dances, and cultural traditions of Mexico.
The Museum will have programming for even the youngest visitors! Children between the ages of two to four can stop by Arturo’s Nest to make a rainstick. Children of all ages will enjoy Yoginos: Yoga for Youth by the Crow Collection of Asian Art in our Level 3 galleries, and end your day at the Museum by relaxing and watching the family film, the Pot that Juan Built. It will be a fun day – hope to see you here!