The Hofstra University Museum's popular "Global Explorations" programs offer learners of all ages gateways to discover and explore the diverse cultures that comprise our global community. Through interactions with and examinations of authentic objects from the Museum's vast permanent collections of more than 5,000 objects from 6 continents participants enjoy engaging and memorable experiences.
For Adult Learners
Adult learners can travel the world through engaging experiences with authentic objects and works of art from 6 continents. Kristy Caratzola, the Museum’s Collections Manager will lead each hour-long session where participants explore a different culture or cultures each month and make personal connections between their own life experiences and the objects presented.
Fee: $7 general public, $5 senior citizen (65 and up) Group rates are available.
Seating is limited, reservations are requested. Call the Museum at 516-463-5672 to make a reservation or for more information.
For Children and Their Families
For younger community members ages 5 - 10 and their families, activity-filled backpacks will encourage participants to discover exquisite and authentic cultural objects from the Museum’s permanent collections while enjoying the University campus. Together, families will be engaged in learning about the diverse cultures of the world and about the countries where the works originated, while creating their own fine art interpretations. Backpack components and collection objects will change throughout the year giving families varied experiences year-round. Additionally, family-focused multi-cultural performances and art making workshops will also be offered in the Museum’s galleries.
Backpack activities are free! Pick up backpack materials in Emily Lowe Gallery before 3 p.m. Please click here for Emily Lowe Gallery hours.
The Global Explorations program is made possible through generous funding provided by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.