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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

  • 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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