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Shake, Rattle, & Roll
Dr. Decibel, Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s wacky science professor, leads students in an interactive exploration of the world of sound. “Junior Sound Scientists” will learn about the anatomy of the ear, experiment with unique musical instruments, and become familiar with key vocabulary terms and concepts relating to sound, such as volume, pitch, and frequency. This engaging program can be easily adapted for various grade levels.
Program Type: Interactive Educational Theater Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone
Tradition in Transition: Inuit Art & Culture
February 10 - May 27, 2018
The unique cultural traditions and former way of life of the Inuit, the native people of northern Canada, is conveyed in stone carvings and prints as well as handiworks, including a kayak. Featuring such themes as animals, hunting and family life, these artworks date from the 1950s to the 1990s and are accompanied by videos, hands-on projects and other fun activities. A semi-nomadic people living in a harsh, frigid environment, the Inuit developed cultural mores that remained largely intact until the mid-nineteenth century. As more and more outsiders discovered the Arctic and its economic potential, Inuit culture transformed and their old customs all but disappeared. Artist cooperatives, first established in the 1950s, not only helped the Inuit to transition in a modern world but also kept their traditions alive.
Program Type: Guided Explorations, Guided Tours Subject: Art, History & Social Studies
Cost: Guided Tour: $1.25 per student & chaperone; Guided Exploration: $4.75 per student & chaperone