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    PAVER RESERVATION FORM - PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN
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    We are excited about the new outdoor La Belle Interpretive Exhibit. To commemorate the interpretive area, pavers are being installed that will surround the ship’s outline. Express your support of the museum’s educational mission by purchasing an engraved paver with your name or message.

    Thousands of school children tour the museum’s exhibits each year. The rich history and heritage of the Texas Coastal Bend are brought to life through interpretation, hands-on activities, and visual displays, reinforcing classroom studies of Texas history.
    Proceeds from this fundraising endeavor support the museum’s educational
    programs, exhibits, and preservation activities. Donations augment the mission of the museum for generations of Texans.

    Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Consider making a lasting gift to the Museum of the Coastal Bend!
  • June 7-July 27 Boy Scout Archaeology Workshops





    Are you a Boy Scout age 9 or older and interested in archaeology? Check out our workshops! All workshops run from 9am-1:30pm.

    What Is Archaeology?: Discover what archaeology is while also learning about career opportunities, the archaeological process, and how you can help protect the past.

    Field Days: Participate in a dig at an active archaeological site. *Transportation to the archaeological site is not provided. We request that at least one parent or troop leader per 4 campers be present at the archaeological site. Since this is an active site, closed toed shoes are required.*

    Lab Days: Learn about and experience an active archaeology lab. Help sort artifacts, and learn about lab    procedures.  

    Exhibit Design: In this two day workshop, learn the basics of exhibit design and work with your fellow   campers to design one of the museum’s Native Peoples exhibit cases!

    For specific dates, registration prices, and registration deadlines, please see the chart below.

    Each workshop or workshop series meets some of the Archaeology Merit Badge requirements. For more details please contact Education Coordinator, Amanda Lanum, at (361) 582-2559 or amanda.lanum@victoriacollege.edu. To register please stop by the Museum of the Coastal Bend or visit our website museumofthecoastalbend.org to download registration forms.

    Workshop

    Date

    Cost

    Registration Deadline

    What is Archaeology?

    Wed, June 7

    $10 (Museum Members $9)

    Thurs, May 25

    Field Day

    Fri, June 9

    $5 (Museum Members $4)

    Fri, May 25

    Lab Day

    Tues, June 20

    $5 (Museum Members $4)

    Tues, June 6

    Field Day

    Fri, June 23

    $5 (Museum Members $4)

    Tues, June 6

    Lab Day

    Tues, June 27

    $5 (Museum Members $4)

    Wed, June 14

    What is Archaeology?

    Fri, June 30

    $10 (Museum Members $9)

    Tues, June 20

    Lab Day

    Thurs, July 6

    $5 (Museum Members $4)

    Tues, June 27

    Field Day

    Fri, July 7

    $5 (Museum Members $4)

    Tues, June 27

    Exhibit Design

    Wed, July 26—Thurs, July 27

    $10 (Museum Members $9)

    Fri, July 14

  • July 11-14 History Explorers Summer Camp


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    The Museum of the Coastal Bend presents "History Explorers Summer Camp." Campers will experience 4 days packed with history, art, science, and many different hands-on activities for children ages 9-12. Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:30pm.
    Schedule:

    Tuesday—Early Years of Texas: Learn about the history of early Texas from Native Americans to Spanish Missions. Use a pump drill, decide what path to take to get your cattle to market, and work in teams to gather supplies for your mission.

    Wednesday—Art of Texas: Paint your own Texas landscape using paints made from berries, become and archaeologist and try re-assembling pottery, and work on an enrichment project for the Texas Zoo.

    Thursday—The History and Science of Toys: Learn about Newtonian fluids with home-made slime, discuss what toys of the past are still popular today, and work together to create the biggest bubbles.

    Friday—Native Animals of Texas: Find out what animals and plants are native to Texas, learn what bones can tell us about the past, and spend some time with some special guests from the Texas Zoo! 

    Registration fees are $65 ($59 for members). Pick up and drop off are at the museum. Lunch will not be provided. Children are encouraged to bring their own lunch and snacks. Please no peanuts or peanut butter.

    Click here to download a camp registration form.
    *Registration forms must be submitted no later than 5 days before the start of camp.*
  • July 18 - July 21 Girl Scouts Junior Archaeologist Summer Camp





    Tuesday, July 18-Friday, July 21 from 9am-1:30pm

    $25 per registrant ($22 for museum members)

    Girl Scout Juniors and Cadets! Interested in exploring the past through archaeology? During the week long camp, discover the wonders of archaeology and help preserve the past. Campers will help sort artifacts in the museum’s working archaeology lab, design one of the museum’s Early Peoples display cases, and take a trip out to an active archaeological site! All scouts who complete the camp will receive a Junior Archaeologist patch!

    *Transportation to the archaeological site on Friday, July 21 is not provided. Maps and directions to the site will be handed out at the start of camp. We request that at least one parent or troop leader per 4 scouts be present at the archaeological site. Since this is an active site, closed toed shoes are required.*

    Junior Archaeologist Registration Form Registration deadline: Wednesday, July 5. Please return all registration forms and payments to Museum of the Coastal Bend 2200 Red River St. Victoria, TX 77901

    If seats are open after the registration deadline the spaces will be made available to girls ages 9-12 who are not currently in the Girl Scout program.


  • July 22 Hands-On History: Tornadoes and Clouds





    Come by the museum from 10am-4 pm to learn about extreme weather that affects Texas. Create your own tornado in a bottle, and make a cloud in a jar.

    Activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want-admission.
  • Aug 12 Hands-On History: CSI:Victoria




    10am-4pm
    All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

    Hands-on activities for children and families that will help discover the field of forensics. Learn to extract DNA from strawberries, take your own fingerprints, and find out how archaeologists gather information from bones.
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