Tuesdays @2

7/9/2019 to 7/30/2019 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

From June 4 through Aug. 13, 2019, the Missouri State Museum is hosting a fun twist on summer programming. "Tuesdays @ 2" is a series of interactive programs exploring various aspects of Missouri's cultural and natural history specifically focused on age groups 8 to 12 years using more activity-based programming. For similar-themed programming for younger children, please see our regular "Learning @ 11" programs for age groups 4 to 7.

The broad theme for this summer's programs is "communication."  The series will explore how people and wildlife communicate--past and present.

Program locations vary between the First Floor of the Missouri State Capitol and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site. See date for location.

July themes are:

July 9:  Rattler Fact Roundup!

  • Location:  Lohman Building, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • What's that noise?  It's Missouri's largest venomous snake--the timber rattlesnake.  These reptiles have a bad reputation, but are actually very useful animals.  Come and learn about these snakes and the role they play in Missouri's environment.

July 16:  Hats Speak!        

  • Location:  Lohman Building, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • Explore hats worn by Missourians in the 1890s to 1950s. What were the wearers saying about their lives, feelings and experiences?  What does your hat say?

July 23:  Murals, murals, everywhere.

  • Location:  Missouri State Museum, First Floor, Missouri State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City
  • Artists created murals depicting the history, culture and geography of Missouri for the walls of the Capitol. Explore the murals of the Capitol, then work together to create a mural of our community.

July 30:  Make your own Rock Art

  • Location:  Lohman Building, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • Have you ever wondered why Native Americans painted on rocks and cave walls?  How would you like to create your own story using pictographs like the Native Americans?  Join us to learn how to create your own story in clay.
Program time: 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO | (573) 751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs