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July 2022

July 6 @ 4:15 pm

November 2020

November 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - April 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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April 2021

April 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

This live-stream event will showcase Hopi artist Gregory Hill as he demonstrates the process of making carved wooden tops. Gregory will also discuss the cultural connection to his craft and the importance of play. Gregory Hill often works with natural mediums, such as cottonwood, and seeks to revitalize the practice of play through his intricately carved top creations. Gregory has participated in many shows across the Southwest including the Museum of Northern Arizona’s annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture.…

April 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Join Kimberly Spurr, MNA's Archaeology Division Director, as she presents a retrospective of archeological excavations along the Colorado River from 2006-2010.

April 16, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Hundreds of millions of years ago reptiles were walking all over this area, sometimes leaving their prints in the mud. These prints can tell us a lot about the size and activities of ancient reptiles. This Friday we visit the site of a recently discovered set of tracks and learn about how the tracks are made and what they can teach us. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared through the MNA Facebook page. Hosted by MNA educator Mari…

May 2021

May 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

This online panel discussion moderated by Tony Thibodeau explores contemporary trends in Indigenous futurisms and new contributions to popular culture by Indigenous writers and artists, such as science fiction, comic books, and other forms of artistic expression. The Indigenous futurisms movement has pushed the norms of science fiction by creating new worlds and adapting existing fictional narratives such as the Star Wars saga, expanding these to center on Indigenous characters and environments. Science fiction opens up limitless possibilities for Indigenous voices and stories to…

May 7, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

Seeds wait for the right conditions before they sprout and start to grow. This Friday we visit the Colton Community Garden to learn about seeds and how gardeners create the conditions they need to grow into healthy plants. Learn how to make a paper pot to start seeds inside. Plant bean seeds to watch them grow and learn why beans are often planted with corn and squash, called the Three Sisters. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared through…

May 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

Fire plays an important role in regulating the ecosystems of the Grand Canyon, but that role changes markedly across elevation. In this lecture, Dr. Larry Stevens, MNA’s curator of biology describes the nature of those differences and the impacts of humans across elevation in the Grand Canyon region.

May 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Horticulturist Jan Busco leads this plant walk around the museum grounds to look at what native plants are growing after the recent rains. Jan has worked with native plants for more than three decades and is the curator of MNA’s gardens and grounds. She has written three books on western native plants; “Native Plants for High-Elevation Western Gardens”, “First Garden: How to get Started in Southwestern Gardening” and “First Garden: How to get Started in California Gardening”.

May 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States

Free to museum members and staff, this writer’s critique group currently meets on Zoom on alternate Wednesdays. Writers share something they are working on, read it aloud, then hear the thoughts and responses of others. All genres and styles are encouraged, including prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction. For long projects, like a novel or other book, writers bring one chapter at a time. For details and schedule, contact khutchison@musnaz.org

June 2021

June 4, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

From beautiful butterflies to busy bees and stealthy bats, these flying friends carry pollen from flower to flower, allowing plants to create seeds and fruit. This Friday we learn more about pollinators, watch bees and bats, and then make a butterfly that can balance on our finger. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared through the MNA Facebook page. Hosted by MNA educator Mari Soliday each Family Friday includes an activity to try at home. Past Family Friday programs…

June 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Ed Kabotie reflects on his father's and grandfather’s lives and artistic careers, and how their legacies inspire his own journey. This discussion will look into the lives and legacy of Ed Kabotie's father, Michael Kabotie, who was an accomplished Hopi silversmith, painter, sculptor, and poet and Ed Kabotie's grandfather, Ed Kabotie who was a celebrated Hopi painter, silversmith, illustrator, potter, author, curator and educator. This presentation will take place in the museum and be livestreamed onto Facebook.

June 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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These summer day camps for ages 4 through 12 immerse children in the arts, sciences, cultures, and environment of the region. From their base in a cluster of historic buildings beside the Colton Community Garden, campers are led on explorations of museum exhibitions and collections, as well as forests, fields, rocky canyons, springs and ponds. Campers become at home within the museum, providing a basis for return visits as a family and a foundation for continued learning. Advance signup is…

July 2021

July 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - July 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

The Lalo Dance Group from Hopi headlines the opening weekend of the Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture, which this year celebrates all the Native cultures on the Colorado Plateau. Each weekend we will feature a different cohort of artists, demonstrators and performers. Come see Yavapai Apache, Diné, Hopi, and Zuni artists at work, interpreting their lives and culture in both traditional and contemporary mediums. With dance performances happening each Saturday and live demonstrations happening all weekend, this is a…

July 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Discover all the fun things there are for kids to see and do at the Heritage Festival of Art and Culture. On the first day of this month-long festival, Mari Soliday leads a virtual tour. She'll talk with the demonstrating artists and share some of the crafts that you can do at the festival, or try at home. This year the festival celebrates all the Native cultures on the Colorado Plateau, with different artists, demonstrators and performers each weekend in…

July 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

Master weaver Aric Chopito will give a virtual tour with Anthropology Collections Manager Tony Thibodeau of MNA’s Zuni weaving collection, including several of his own weavings. Chopito will foster understanding for the traditional process used to create various Zuni weavings like turkey feather blankets and sashes. Chopito will also discuss the influence of trade routes and the migration of material.

July 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - July 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

Enjoy music outdoors under the pines, as Native soul rocker JJ Otero (Diné/Hopi) headlines the second weekend of the Heritage Festival. Otero has won a number of prestigious awards, including best Rock Song at the 2013 Native American Music Awards and three New Mexico Music Awards nominations in 2017. He performs both Saturday and Sunday. The artist market portion of the festival opens on Friday, with an incredible lineup of artists including: Mallery Quetawki (Zuni, fine art), Baje Whitethorne Sr.,…

July 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - July 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

The third weekend of the Heritage Festival features the People of the Tall Pines (Hualapai) dance group demonstrating Native American song and dance styles on Saturday. The artist market portion of the festival opens on Friday, with a new group of artists demonstrating and selling their work, including Raylan and Patty Edaakie (Zuni, inlay jewelry), Jonah Hill (Hopi, jewelry), Elroy Natachu and Kandis Quam (Zuni, fine art and basketry), Bobby Silas (Hopi, pottery), Toney Mitchell (Diné, silver jewelry), Melvin and…

July 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Learn about the many traditional uses of gourds and how this versatile fruit can be made into tools. Jonah Hill will demonstrate how to properly prepare gourds and then shape them into useful tools. and decorate them to make birdhouses or watering containers. Jonah has been carving gourds since he was a boy, when he would make them into canteens to carry water. This presentation will be part of the Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture, and attendees will be…

July 17, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Join Stewart Koyiyumptewa Program Manager of the Hopi Cultural Preservation office and flutist Gary Stroutsos as they explore the mysteries of the replicated Hopi Long Flute and talk about their collaborative efforts to reinvigorate the long flute tradition. This is part of the Heritage Festival. To attend in person, buy tickets. It will also be livestreamed on Facebook.

July 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

Chairwoman for MNA’s Native People of the Colorado Plateau (NPCP) gallery, Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss will offer a virtual tour of the MNA's Havasupai collections. As a Cultural Consultant for MNA, Watahomagie-Corliss will provide unique insight into the significance of each piece.

July 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - July 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

The Yavapai Apache Warriorettes perform for the final weekend of the Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture, concluding our month-long celebration of all the Native cultures on the Colorado Plateau. The artist market portion of the festival opens on Friday, with a new group of artists, including Renee Archambeau (Hopi, pottery), Jonah Hill (Hopi, jewelry), Virgil Julis Nez (Diné, painting), Sandra Hamana (Hopi, textiles and wall placques), and many more. With live demonstrations and kids crafts all weekend, this is…

July 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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These summer day camps for ages 4 through 12 immerse children in the arts, sciences, cultures, and environment of the region. From their base in a cluster of historic buildings beside the Colton Community Garden, campers are led on explorations of museum exhibitions and collections, as well as forests, fields, rocky canyons, springs and ponds. Campers become at home within the museum, providing a basis for return visits as a family and a foundation for continued learning. Advance signup is…

August 2021

August 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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As a special “Thank You!” to our members for all their ongoing support through these difficult times, we are hosting a Member Appreciation Day with live music, artist demonstrations, research presentations, and an online silent auction. This is a members only event, so if you're not a member, become one today online at www.musnaz.org/join  or by calling 928-774-5213 ext. 219.

October 2021

October 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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In partnership with Flagstaff Foodlink, the Museum of Northern Arizona will be hosting the 1st Annual Native American Farmers Market, which aims to support local Indigenous farmers and growers in the Northern Arizona region. Come out for a fun filled day of shopping with a variety of food and produce that is grown, cultivated, and harvested on the Colorado Plateau! With free admission, we invite you to bring out all your family and friends! This event is set to take…

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

Celebrate the history and culture of Mexican, Mexican American, and Latin@ communities in Northern Arizona at this annual fall event. Also known as the Day of the Dead, this event is a celebration of life, music, dance, food and heartfelt remembrances. In partnership with Flagstaff’s Nuestras Raíces, the museums Jaime Golightly Courtyard will be transformed into a beautiful lit setting, with intricately cut papel picado (pierced paper) and lovely arrange ofrendas (altars) to welcome past loved ones to the party.…

October 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Alan Peterson, MNA’s Fine Art Curator, will discuss Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton’s early life and education in Philadelphia, her first trips to the West as a young artist, how she met Harold Colton, their honeymoon trip, and their subsequent trips to Flagstaff before moving here in 1926.

November 2021

November 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
$20

Stemming from the Hualapai Nation, the People of the Tall Pines will perform traditional social dances at MNA and tell stories related to their culture. This collective of dancers and singers will also describe their connections to their ancestors and community. With interactive performances, storytelling, and a beautiful display of culture, this is a great event for the whole family! (Did we mention museum admission is included?)   Purchase your tickets here! November 27 at 11am: http://1737.blackbaudhosting.com/1737/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=4bbebb9d-09b0-4dc4-98d2-e17f063c5e98 November 27 at…

November 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Author Charley Bynar will be doing a book signing and a book reading of her newly published book, Charlie and the Rainbow Trout, in the Discovery Room at 12pm (noon) on November 27th. Happening in the middle of two Hualapai dance performances (11am & 1pm), this event is a great event for the whole family! Based on a true story, this children's tale follows a young girl working to save a rainbow trout from a creek that is drying up…

December 2021

December 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Hopi artist Abel Nash and MNA registrar Amber King will go Inside MNA’s Fine Arts Collection to discuss aesthetics, symbolism, and history of MNA’s extensive Hopi artwork collection.

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - December 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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We invite you to come celebrate the diverse set of Native communities on the Colorado Plateau, and their rich artistic and cultural traditions. Experience Indigenous culture in both traditional and contemporary mediums in this two day event. Not only is this a great opportunity to find the perfect holiday gift, it is also an important opportunity to support local Native artists whose income has been impacted by the pandemic.

January 2022

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Archivist Melissa Lawton will share Tourism Maps of the Southwest and other depictions of the region from the MNA archives and discusses what they divulge about attitudes toward land and tourism.

February 2022

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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$150

Make a Valentine's vase, and good memories, together in this three-hour workshop. You can do it with your sweetie, your best friend, or your partner in crime. $150 per couple includes the vase template and instructions, clay, firing, and snacks. To register, email chasarts101@gmail.com

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Archaeologist and Historian David Purcell will share artifacts found along six miles of Route 66 that crosses the Petrified Forest National Park. Over 11,000 artifacts provide surprising insights to the mid-twentieth century motoring experience.

March 2022

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Chair of Anthropology Kelley Hays-Gilpin and Hopi artist Bobby Silas will review pottery Inside MNA’s Anthropology Collection and discuss symbols, history, and design.

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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More than 130 butterfly and skipper species occur in the Grand Canyon region, including several unique taxa, but their life histories and distributions are poorly known. In this talk MNA’s Curator of Biology Larry Stevens will describe their taxonomy, diversity, distribution, and how the large, deep Canyon landform influences their biogeography. This is one in a series of monthly talks about Grand Canyon science. Watch past talks at the MNA Youtube channel .

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Anthropology Collections Manager Anthony Thibodeau will guide visitors through MNA’s Ethnographic Collections, looking at the influence of Pop Culture in Native arts and its use in traditional practices of art making.

April 2022

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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For April Fools Day, we'll explore the important role of humor in Indigenous culture. Laughter has always been a part of the Native American cultures of the Southwest. Family and friends tease each other, tell jokes, and pull pranks. This sense of humor also shows up in several pieces of art in the museum collection. Watch for some fun pranks to try at home. Family Fridays are educational programs created for kids. These programs are supported by APS.

April 2
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Rush in, slow down and take five minutes to look at pieces of art from our newest exhibition: Baje Whitethorne Sr.: Náátsʼíílid (Rainbow Light) What is Slow Art Day? Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. When people look at art slowly, they return to the moment, see more and make their own discoveries. What will happen at MNA on Slow…

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Poet Jodie Hollander leads this ekphrastic poetry workshop in the exhibition Baje Whitethorne Sr: Náátsʼíilid/Rainbow Light. Ekphrastic poetry is inspired by art, and Baje's colorful paintings provide plenty of inspiration. Jodie was a previous writer-in-residence at MNA and author of the poetry book My Dark Horses. This workshop will be her last stop on her visit to Arizona during National Poetry Month.

May 2022

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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If you’ve visited a museum, what you saw was only a small part of all the things the museum takes care of. This Friday we celebrate International Museum Day (which is May 18) by taking a tour into the Easton Collection Center to learn how objects and art are preserved, why objects are frozen before they are stored, how light can damage objects. See how special containers are built to safely store fragile objects and learn how to start &…

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Grand Canyon contains more than a thousand springs, and at least 50 springbrooks that are among the few remaining pristine perennial streams remaining in the Southwest. In this talk Dr. Larry Stevens, MNA’s Curator of Biology will explore springs hydrology and ecology, stream processes, and the biodiversity of, and threats to conservation of this verdant drainage network in the Canyon.

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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This event will be a one-stop shop for local plant starts and information about how to garden in Flagstaff. The Coconino Community Master Gardeners are working with MNA to hold their plant sale at our Colton Garden and Discovery Village. Besides plant starts and seeds for purchase, there will be garden talks, garden tool repairs and sharpening, kids activities, a bake sale supporting Northland Hospice, and the Dog House food truck.

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Free with Museum admission. Women featured in a new book will share their stories in a panel discussion hosted by Soulstice Publishing and MNA. The book, “Voices of Navajo Mothers and Daughters: Portraits of Beauty,” brings together compelling, multi-generational oral histories with portraits of the tellers. The panelists will reflect on their experience of being interviewed by author Kathy Eckles Hooker, a former teacher with profound admiration for Navajo culture, and of having their portraits taken by photographer David Young-Wolff.…

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Tha 'Yoties will be rockin' the MNA courtyard! Quench your hunger and thirst at this 'Funky-Yotie-Party'. Beer and wine available for purchase at our cash bar. Museum galleries will also be open late for you to browse! Led by Ed Kabotie, Tha 'Yoties are a reggae/rock/ska band based out of Flagstaff, AZ. The group refers to their blend of lively performance, catchy melodies, and conscious message as 'IrieZona Reggae-Rock'. General Admission: $15, $8 for MNA members, $10 for Native American…

June 2022

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum parking lot, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Would you find it surprising that people who work at museums collect too many things in their office closets and storerooms? MNA staff have been cleaning out their offices and are selling off furnishings, tools, shelving, and other items no longer needed. A highlight of the sale will be more than 20 high-quality, hardwood display cases custom built by Flagstaff craftsman Joe Guida. Come by the sale on Saturday to see them. Many other yard sales are taking place in…

June 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Interested in deepening your connection to nature, learning more about the plants and animals you see around you, and spending time with others who have similar interests? Come to this first meeting of a Nature Journal Club forming at MNA. Nature journaling is observing nature and recording what you see using words, drawings, and numbers. Journaling has been an essential tool of scientists for hundreds of years, from the famous notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci to the observations Charles Darwin…

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Join us as Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin will fill the MNA courtyard with smooth, melodic music! Quench your hunger and thirst at this easy going, summer music event. Beer and wine available for purchase at our cash bar. Museum galleries will also be open late for you to browse! General Admission: $15, $8 for MNA members, $10 for Native American and Youth 10-17. FREE for children 9 & younger.

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