Museum of Antiquities

moa-art-in-the-park.pngThe Museum of Antiquities will be running an ancient and medieval game tent at Art in the Park this year. Kids will have the opportunity to design their own Viking shield or Egyptian pyramid, and try playing the ancient game of Nine Men’s Morris.

The Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan is a collection of both replica and original pieces from some of the most fascinating ancient cultures around the world. Experience the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the medieval era right here in Saskatoon! The Museum’s gallery is open six days a week and admission is by donation.

Along with the Museum’s gallery and tours they offer, they also have educational programming for children. On the last Saturday of each month from September through May at 2:00-4:00 PM, the Museum holds a drop-in program called the Hands-On History Crafternoons, which is developed for kids ages 4-9 and involves a story and accompanying craft focused on an ancient culture. Best of all, the Hands-On History Crafternoons are free!

During the summer, the Museum switches gears and offers summer camps for kids ages 6-7, 8-10, and 11-13.  Eight weeks of camps are offered over the course of the summer and during each week, the kids learn about life and culture in ancient and medieval times.  For more information about each of the camps offered or to register, check out the Museum’s website: http://usask.ca/antiquities. You can also follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/usaskantiquities to stay up-to-date with what programs and events they have on offer!