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Museum offering in-person, take-home activities during Spring Break

Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend is offering in-person and take-home activities for children and families during the 2021 Spring Break.

Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend invites children and families to participate in “Museum To-Do’s” during the 2021 Spring Break.

“Participants will explore the world of ocean ecology, become backyard archaeologists, grow plants from seeds and learn orienteering with in-person or take-home activities,” said Greg Garrett, museum experience educator.

“History on the Go” kits will be available for pickup at the museum starting on March 11. The cost for each kit is $5, or four kits can be purchased for $15. Preordering “History on the Go” kits is recommended as kits are limited. To preorder a kit, call (361) 582-2559.In-person visitors will participate in free hands-on activities guided by the museum’s trained docents and educators. Following is the schedule of in-person presentations:

  • “Life in the Sea” – Saturday, March 13 and Friday, March 19
  • “Backyard Dog” – Tuesday, March 16
  • “Watch it Grow” – Wednesday, March 17
  • “Find Your Way” – Thursday, March 18

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on Victoria College’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission to the museum is pay-what-you-want.

Due to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, guests to all Victoria College facilities are required to wear a facial covering, have their temperatures taken and pass a health screening. Social distancing is also required.