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Tuku Iho | Living Legacy: Kapa Haka Performance

Sunday, July 30, 2017
9:45 am

Kapa haka is the term for Māori performing arts and literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka). It involves an emotional and powerful combination of song, dance and chanting.

Tuku Iho | Living Legacy: Māori Cultural Immersion in Q?rius

Sunday, July 30, 2017
10:00 am

10 am-3 pm in Q?rius:

  • Carving (Whakairo), Wood carving and the forests that supply the treasured material have played an important and respected role in Māori culture. Witness master artists carve a 20’ waka (canoe) and interact with the public throughout the day.
  • Tā Moko Display**, Tā moko – the art of Māori tattoo – is a...

Forensic Mysteries-A "Grizzly" Discovery

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:00 am

A group of hikers stumbled across what looks like human remains. Have they found a crime scene or could there be another explanation? During this drop-in program, visitors will examine real human bones, objects and artifacts using the forensic tools and techniques of Smithsonian scientists to determine age, sex, time since death, and maybe even cause of death.

Forensic Mysteries-Mystery at Yorktown Creek

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
10:00 am

Erosion along a creek bed produces a startling discovery – a human skeleton! Before the clues are washed away forever, visitors will get the chance to examine the evidence collected by the archaeologist during this drop-in program. Using the forensic tools and techniques of Smithsonian scientists, study the human bones and artifacts found with the skeleton to determine who this person was,...

Expert Is In: Entomologist Torsten Dikow

Thursday, August 10, 2017
2:00 pm

Come meet entomologist Torsten Dikow and learn about his research!

Forensic Mysteries-A "Grizzly" Discovery

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
10:00 am

A group of hikers stumbled across what looks like human remains. Have they found a crime scene or could there be another explanation? During this drop-in program, visitors will examine real human bones, objects and artifacts using the forensic tools and techniques of Smithsonian scientists to determine age, sex, time since death, and maybe even cause of death.

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