School visits

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Price

Colleges and schools: US$2 per student
Supplementary activities: US$ 1 per student

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Tours are conducted using a comprehensive educational approach, the aim of which is for students to be the main actors in the teaching and learning process.

Guided tours last 45 minutes and make use of learning resources ranging from replicas of museum pieces, bottle whistles, and seashells to materials such as Spondylus conch, peach palm wood and obsidian, among others.

Supplementary activities can be conducted either prior to or following the guided tour, in keeping with the schedules of educational institutions. They include:

  • The Tree of Life: drawing and painting the three worlds of the Andean world view and the animals that live in them.
  • Creating a rain stick: we simulate the sound of rain using our own musical instrument made from recycled material.  
  • Chorrera drawings: an initial approach to the Chorrera culture based on observation and drawing.
  • Stencils: reinterpreting the practices of certain pre-Columbian cultures using the negative painting technique.
  • Gymkhana: a game based on touring the museum and exploring the details of pieces in the collection.
  • Pre-Columbian masks: creating a personal mask following the representation aesthetics used by the pre-Columbian cultures selected.
  • Metal embossing: we explore the soft-metal embossing technique to make an ornament and become acquainted with pre-Columbian metallurgy.
  • Wood carving: this activity provides an idea of the way some pre-Columbian cultures carved wood.
  • Stone carving: creating our own amulet in stone, one of the most commonly used materials.
  • Drum making and playing: making our own drums from recycled material, followed by a percussion session.
  • Puppet making: bringing an animal or museum figure to life by making puppets, followed by storytelling.