The Burke Museum will be at the Ballard Library next week to make a “mini-museum” with families using items from their personal collections. The program is on August 22 at 2 p.m. and is called “Rock, Paper, Feathers.” It encourages kids to work together as curators to develop a collection. “They identify an object, determine if it makes sense to keep the object based on their type of museum (will the Cat in the Hat bobble-head make the cut?), and then decide how to categorize the object,” according to the program information.
After the program, the participants will get to touch and examine all the items, and everyone will get a chance to talk about what they collected. “We’re also asking kids and adults alike to share what they collect – from rocks and feathers to Justin Bieber posters.”
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