WHAT: This April, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center invites school groups and guests to attend April School Vacation Events. Guests have the opportunity to visit the museum and learn from featured guests and performers.
WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Museum Open Extra Days!: The Museum is open Monday and Tuesday to welcome families during school vacation week in April. Guests can look for new and fun programs every day this week.
Thursday and Saturday, April 18 and 20, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Wolves Alive!: Back by popular demand, Michael LeBlanc and Amy Foss of Wolf Talk return to the Museum with their engaging program about the natural history of wolves and their importance to Native peoples. They have been raising wolves for 35 years, working to dispel myths while studying wolf behaviors. Guests can see Cochise, a live timber wolf, as well as a variety of other animals. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.
Wednesday and Friday, April 17 and 19, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Caribou Hunting at Mashantucket: Native people hunted caribou in southern New England more than 12,000 years ago. Their recipe for caribou stew called for two large-sized woodland caribou, but there were no grocery stores. So what did Native peoples do? Guests can drop by the Caribou Hunt exhibit to discover important clues and figure out this mystery. Anthropologist Dr. Russ Handsman helps explore and answer questions. Family groups are encouraged to come by; best for ages 8 and older. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.
Tuesday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. and Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fishing without Poles: For thousands of years, Native people in New England fished without poles, using a variety of technologies, including weirs built of stone and wood. Guests can visit with anthropologist Dr. Russ Handsman near the Museum’s coastal diorama to view fishing tools and a model of an ancient fish weir built in Boston around 6,000 years ago. Family groups are encouraged to come by; best for ages 8 and older. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.
WHERE: Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center - 110 Pequot Trail Mashantucket, Conn. 06338
HOW: For more information or to register for any of the above events, call (800) 411-9671 or visit www.pequotmuseum.org