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Step back into ancient Greece at museum family day


March 14, 2007

"Myths of Ancient Greece” will be the theme of this spring’s Family Day at Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 14. 

The event, designed to offer fun, educational activities for families with young children, will feature child-friendly versions of four popular Greek myths and will incorporate simple crafts, games and food.  It is free and open to the public.

Children can learn about the Myth of Echo and Narcissus and create a self-portrait.  They can construct a simple mobile after learning about the Myth of Icarus.  At the Myth of Arachne station, they can participate in a spider web yard toss, and they can create their own Styrofoam snake head when they hear about the Myth of Perseus and Medusa. 

Other activities include a labyrinth and photo opportunities where children can pose as Atlas with the world on their shoulders.  Wake Forest student volunteers will also pose as stoic “Greek statues,” and visitors can attempt to make them laugh.   

Various snacks will be provided, including popular Greek nectar and ambrosia (Kool-Aid and jello). 

The event is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Anthropology Club.

For more information, call (336) 758-5282.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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