Bring your scouts on a musical journey where they will have an opportunity to see, listen to, and play musical instruments from around the world. Scouts will also be introduced to different musical genres, including Native American music, Indonesian gamelan, and mariachi. See a Peruvian dance that looks like hip hop, learn how a gong is made in a gong-workshop exhibit, and discover the evolution of the guitar.
Five major Geographic Galleries, covering Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and United States/Canada, display nearly six thousand musical instruments and objects. Scouts will receive a guidePORT wireless headset through which they can listen to video recordings in the exhibits. They will also have the chance to make music in the Experience Gallery. Request a West African Percussion & Dance Signature Workshop to play music in a group, learn various rhythms, and build music-making skills.
While touring MIM, Boy Scouts can complete requirements toward the following badges and achievements:
Cub Scout Rank:
• Tiger – Stories in Shapes
• Wolf – Collections and Hobbies
• Bear – A World of Sound
• Webelos and AOLs – Elective Adventure: Maestro!
Boy Scout Merit Badge:
• American Cultures
• Indian Lore
BOY SCOUT BADGE DAYS
Earn a Music Merit Badge at MIM. Using a special guide sheet, Boy Scouts can engage in five fun activities to satisfy badge requirements, including attending a live musical performance, crafting a musical instrument, learning to play an instrument, and other enjoyable options. Each Boy Scout Day coincides with a different signature event with unique themes and activities, but the same great badge opportunities. Don’t miss Boy Scout Day at MIM and this special opportunity to earn a badge!
A ratio of 1 chaperone to 5 Boy Scouts is required. Troop registration is encouraged.
Experience Arizona Music
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
$15 per person
For additional information, please e-mail programs@MIM.org or call 480.478.6047.
YOUTH GROUP TOURS
Take your scouts on a cultural journey to engage with instruments and music from around the world. Encounter diverse musical genres such as Brazilian samba and Indonesian gamelan, witness exciting dance styles from hula to hip hop, learn how gongs are cast and violins are built, and so much more. Whether traversing the globe through MIM’s Geographic Galleries, getting star-struck in the Artist Gallery, or making music with friends in the Experience Gallery, scouts are sure to have an unforgettable time at MIM. For added fun, request a West African Percussion and Dance Signature Workshop!
$8 – Student tour admission (ages 5–18)
$2 – Signature Workshop Programs (additional, per student)
For additional information about Youth Group Tours, please call 480.245.6919 or email grouptours@MIM.org.
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