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Education: Book A World Tour — No Passport Required!

Theme Tours | Practicalities

Mariposa Museum Tour
Tour of Exhibits
Venture forth on an exciting "MARIPOSA TREASURES" tour of the collection for your school, community, or family group with our Director, Karla Hostetler, or our Education Director, Terry Reeves.

They know many of the items in the collection intimately and tell exciting stories geared to the special interests of your class or group. Enjoy the "Guess What" glass case, bring a camera to photograph yourselves in our international dress-up collection, sit down to an intriguing folk tale, tape your own symphony with our world instruments, or create a piece of ethnic art. We will take artifacts out of the cases for your close inspection and for you to sketch. It's a mini-trip around the world that you will be talking about for days! Tours last from 1-2 hours.


THEME TOURS
While we have the flexibility to tailor a tour to your interests, some themes appeal to certain ages. Each is unique as we consult with the teacher or group leader. Schools, family reunions, camps, clubs, birthday parties, senior centers, groups of 15 or more can book a theme tour.

Also the Museum can be booked or rented for special events, or private parties including dances, cabarets, weddings, blessings, workshops, performances, birthday and sleepovers. Please contact (603) 924-4555 or info@mariposamuseum.org.

Below is a list of a few of the tours that we have done in the past.

CHILDREN'S LIVES ACROSS CULTURES:
Work, play, stories, study, costumes, festivals, crafts, folk toys and games. (K-4)

SCIENCE OF SOUND: WORLD INSTRUMENTS & DANCE
Explore making sounds with our world instrument collection to meet your state science requirement while enjoying dance & music, live and video! (Gr. 3-6)

MEXICO: OUR NEAREST NEIGHBOR
You will think Peterborough has moved south of the border! Bring to life your social studies or Spanish language class with our songs, fanciful folk toys, stories, irresistible music and special treasure hunt! Celebrate El dia de los Muertos or El Dia de los Reyes with us. All ages.

TIBET: THEN AND NOW
A special topic for all agesdeveloped with assistance from CONVAL High School, Temple Elementary School, and Tibetan Monks in residence from Drepung Gomang Monastery October, 2002, at Mariposa Museum. Includes sandpainting, mandala healing tradition, and Tibetan dumplings!! All ages.

VIETNAM: PUPPETS THAT WALK ON WATER
A world-class collection of lacquered Vietnamese water puppets with short video of the theatre in action highlight this tour of Vietnam today, including stitchery, silk, woodcarving, paintings, eggshell art, street toys from recycled soda cans and The Monkey King! All ages.

JAPAN: IN TRANSITION
Try chopsticks the proper way! Enjoy wearing our kimono and exploring artifacts lent by area residents. Learn about festivals & customs, drink green tea to the tune of shakuhachi bamboo flute. Try a simple origami activity. All Ages.

LIFE PASSAGES ACROSS CULTURES
A special program for middle school to adults looks at how cultures recognize transformative life events: birth, coming of age, marriage, death. Includes time for sharing and reflective writing. Artifacts, video and storytelling provide the background for personal exploration.

The SACRED ACROSS CULTURES
A look at different belief systems and world views related to geography, culture, and artifacts. For high schoolers and adults. A joint exploration with time to use our artifacts and resource library to pursue special interests and new questions as they arise.


PRACTICALITIES
Tours cost $5 per person with chaperones admitted free. Mariposa Museum is handicap accessible. We have a resource room for art projects where you also may eat your snack or lunch and a small kitchen. There are 3 bathrooms to accommodate a large crowd There is easy parking one block away. Our Museum store is available (or not) as you wish. We are a 501-C3 non-profit museum dedicated to cross-cultural education through the arts.

Please call (603) 924-4555 to discuss a tour date and more information about the various programs we have prepared for different age levels. We co-book tours with Peterborough Historical Society and Sharon Arts Center to make a full day in Peterborough for distant visitors. Please address educational questions to Terry Reeves, Education Director.


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When children are raised with respect and curiosity towards
other cultures, the world will know more peace and less war.

Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street ~ Peterborough, New Hampshire ~ 03458
Southern New Hampshire's Year Round Arts Community
603.924.4555


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