On the night of Friday, January 21, the (MPC) will host the classic date night: “Culture-Me-Mine.” This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. “‘Culture-Me-Mine’ is a great date activity because it’s out of the ordinary,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC. “There aren’t many places that do a date night quite like this one.”
A tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions, “New Lives: Building Community at Fourmile Ruin” and “Beneath Your Feet: Discovering Utah Valley Archaeology,” will start off the night, followed by a game of “Couple Feud,” a scavenger hunt, and refreshments. The night will end with a clay activity where couples can put their newfound knowledge of Anasazi pottery and Fremont figurines to use.
Tickets for “Culture-Me-Mine” are $10 a couple and will be available for purchase at the WSC information desk beginning Tuesday, January 18th.
For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu, or contact the museum at 801.422.0020 or [email protected]. The MPC is located on 100 E. 700 N. and is open MWF 9-5 and TTh 9-7.
Take a step into the past and bring a date to BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) to experience a night of Egyptian culture and cuisine on Friday, November 12th. The Egyptian-themed date night “Sphinxes and Sweethearts” will begin at 7:00 that evening.
The date night includes 4 games, a craft, refreshments, and prizes. First on the agenda is a mummy-wrapping race in which one person must wrap up their date like a mummy. The first couple to finish wins a prize. Couples will then receive score cards and go into the Museum’s classroom to play a round of 3 different games: Pyramid, Egyptian Balderdash, and Matching of the Gods. The couple with the highest total wins a prize. The final prizes are awarded to couples with the best craft, after they take time to use the MPC’s own “Rosetta stone” to paint their own hieroglyphs. Mediterranean refreshments are served.
“Couples get to learn about the Egyptian culture in a really unique way,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC. “Every element of the date night – the games, the craft, the food – provides interesting information about Ancient Egypt.”
Tickets for the date night are $10 per couple and will be available at the WSC Information Desk beginning November 8th. For more information visit mpc.byu.edu or call 801.422.0020.
Need to woo your valentine? Bring a date to BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) to experience a night of Egyptian culture and cuisine on Friday, February 11th. The Egyptian-themed date night “Sphinxes and Sweethearts” will begin at 7:00 that evening.
“We created this date night as a means to educate participants about ancient Egyptian culture in a relaxed, casual setting,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC.
February 11th will be an evening filled with competition, prizes, learning, and food. Couples will have the chance to win prizes through three different activities: a mummy-wrapping race, a set of three different games (Pyramid, Egyptian Balderdash, and “Matching of the Gods”), and painting hieroglyphics. Mediterranean refreshments will also be provided for the couples to enjoy.
“I like ‘Sphinxes and Sweethearts’ because it’s a date night unlike any other,” said McKean. “How often do you hear someone say that they learned to paint hieroglyphics over the weekend?”
Tickets for the date night are $10 per couple and will be available at the WSC Information Desk beginning Monday, February 7th. For more information visit mpc.byu.edu or call 801.422.0020.