Children to Enjoy Creatures & Culture at Museum

Jan. 29, 1996

WACO, Texas - Children of all ages will enjoy hands-on entertainment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center of Baylor University's Strecker Museum Complex during its Creatures and Culture program.

This event will feature pottery expert Tammie Allen, Japanese calligrapher Yoko Crothers and environmental educator and musician John Stark.

The free event, which is available for the entire family, will also allow visitors to observe all of the exhibit rooms of the Discovery Center, which includes a clothes center with clothes from around the globe, a chemistry experiment room and the newest attraction, an environmental playhouse.

Stark, owner of Red Wolf Productions of Houston, will be giving musical and educational performances at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. Crothers, a native of Japan living in Fort Worth, will teach people to write their names in Japanese calligraphy and allow people to model kimonos. Allen is an Apache Indian and works for Walking Spirit Pottery of New Mexico.

City of Waco Recycling Coordinator Anna Dunbar will be teaching about recycling and solid waste management throughout the day. Waco Independent School District Energy Manager Kevin Dyer will be teaching about conserving electricity and other natural resources. There will be numerous other activities including playing with various animals, according to Jill Barrow, director of the Discovery Center.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Barrow at 757-0922.

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