Our Education Series Offers Hands-on Learning Fun!
Families and visitors are invited to learn about the American West in the Briscoe’s monthly education series, “Full STEAM Ahead”. Learners of all ages will work together and learn about the American West by engaging in hands-on, STEAM learning experiences.
Sharing the American West through STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics – each of the activities ties back to the Briscoe’s art and artifacts, bringing the West to life in a new way. From transportation and weather to animals, astronomy and engineering, each program explores an aspect of life in the West to engage and inspire learning.
“Full STEAM Ahead” programming is now a part ofLocals Day where Bexar County residents can enjoy FREE general admission!
Included with general admission for non-residents and FREE formembers. Children 12 and under always receive FREE!
POTTERY OF THE SOUTHWEST
Sunday, October 1 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Learn more about the pottery made by Native Americans in the Southwest, including the techniques they used to craft their pieces. Use those techniques to create a piece of pottery of your own.
NATIVE AMERICAN HOMES -STEAM ENGINEERING CHALLENGE
Sunday, November 5 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Native Americans lived in a variety of homes. The type of home they built fit into their culture and lifestyle. While learning about these different homes, use materials provided to try to build a tipi, Longhouse, wigwam, or other types of Native American shelters.
Sunday, December 3 ALL DAY!
Celebrate the holidays with the Briscoe’s Cowboy Christmas! Families can meet Cowboy Santa and take photos with the Jolly Saint Nick in his winter Western wear.
FREERecipients of SNAP, WIC, and MAP receive free admission through Museums for All, a cooperative which encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums. Simply present an EBT card and a photo ID.