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The Horse: Labor Day Weekend Celebration!
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00am to Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center
Celebrate Labor Day and explore one of Utah’s most important horse stories – the connection of the Ute people to horses. The Ute were among the first North American tribes to acquire horses from the Spanish in the 1600s. Discover how horses transformed Ute life in ways that continue to reverberate today.
Our Labor Day weekend celebration will feature brand new activities and programs that will be available throughout the run of the exhibit. Guests will have the opportunity to:
- Discover Horse Evolution - 55 million years ago horses looked a lot different than they do today. Examine horse skulls and leg bones to discover how horses adapted to the ever-changing climate.
- Rope - Take to the saddle and try your hand at ropin' cattle.
- Build their Own Cork Horse - Draw inspiration for acclaimed artist Deborah Butterfield as well as other equestrian artists, then use found objects to make a horse.
- Color in our Horse Coloring Activity - Choose from a selection of horse coloring pages and add your artist flare!
- Play Horseshoes - Challenge your family and friends to a game of horseshoes.
Activites will run from 12pm - 4pm from Friday, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1.