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ExploreAsia: Culture Camps for Kids | School Tours

 

ExploreAsia: Culture Camps for Kids

Want your child to learn more about the cultures of the world’s most populous continent? Then join us at Asia Society Texas Center for an enriching and virtual journey, complete with themed art activities, architectural projects, presentations from experts on Asia, language learning, performances by some of the city’s leading dance and music professionals, outdoor Asian-themed physical activities/games, and an excursion to an Asian cultural site in the Houston area. Recommended for ages 7 through 13.

Future Dates

Camp 1: Constructing Ancient and Modern Asia
Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 13, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day

Camp 2: Island Hopping Around Asia
Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day

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School Tours

We invite students and teachers in the Houston area to visit Asia Society Texas Center. School tours facilitated by Education Department staff provide educationally rich interactive opportunities for students to learn about Asian art, culture, and traditions.

These free tours are open to all public, private, charter, alternative, and home schools. Visits take place on weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, for one to three hours.

Education Department staff develop tours specific to each school’s requests and needs. They may include:

  • Docent-led tour of exhibitions in the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery
  • “Introduction to Asia” PowerPoint Presentation highlighting essential information about Asian art, culture, geography, and politics
  • Guided tour of the Texas Center and discussion of its unique architecture
  • Art-making activities in the Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center

School tours are free of charge and limited to groups of 85 visitors or less, including chaperones. A chaperone to student ratio of 1 to 10 is requested.

Education Department staff and docents work together to develop materials and tours that fit Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and district curriculum standards.

Registration is required. For more information, please contact Paul Pass, Education & Outreach Manager, at [email protected] or 713.496.9915.

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