Looking to vicariously escape the 100+ degree Arizona temperatures? Join us for an exploration of cooler climates.
At 10:00 a.m. in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center, Dan Fullner will take us on a virtual journey to four chilly and off-the-beaten-path destinations – Greenland, Spitsbergen, Iceland, and Canada’s Yukon Territory. Greenland offers an interesting mix of Inuit and Scandinavian culture, Spitsbergen is about as close to the North Pole as you can get, Iceland is one of the most ruggedly beautiful islands on Earth, and the Yukon is known for gold-mining and spectacular scenery and wildlife. Dan Fellner has written about and photographed all four destinations for the Arizona Republic’s “Travel & Explore” section. This program is free to the public, made possible by Arizona Humanities, an independent non-profit organization and the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Complimentary icy treats will be served and attendees will receive free admission to the Museum following the program.
Fun family activities will be offered in the Museum galleries from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids and adults are invited to color and assemble pinwheels that spin in the wind and decorate their own cards designed for viewing the solar eclipse on August 21.