Want to learn what it’s like being an archaeologist? Join museum Conservator Michelle Crepeau for cookie archaeology! In this video, Michelle will explain a bit about what she does as a conservator here and then lead a craft where you get to try your hand at recovering “artifacts.” All you need is a chocolate chip cookie, toothpick and a little water. (Pro tip: conservators don’t usually get to eat the artifacts, but we won’t tell if you do!)
Do you have what it takes to be a shark?! Join Education Associate Curator Christine Brin for a chance to find out! All you need are three cups, paper towels and lemon juice (or another scented liquid) for the basic activity. Ready for the advanced version? Grab 8 cups, a marker, tap water, tablespoon, teaspoon, mixing utensil, lemon juice and tomato juice. Happy hunting!
Wonder what it takes to document a shipwreck, especially in murky conditions? Join Associate Education Curator Christine Brin on a Dark Water Dive and learn about the challenges facing our state’s maritime archaeologists. Grab about a dozen small items, a long piece of rope, eye covering, pencil and paper and dive on in!