EDAM Events for the Young: Learning to Value Zoocracy

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Date:       June 12, 15, 22, 2019
Time:      1:00-3:00 p.m.
Age:        Late youth to near adult
Fee:         Free of charge
Snacks:   Provided courtesy of PurrBoy Café
Leader:   Yoshita Tigru

DESCRIPTION: Animals who were born into a functioning zoocracy may not know much about other forms of government. When times are tough, then, they may find the idea of domestication attractive. Through thoughtful discussion of Animal life before and after zoocracy, biographer Yoshita Tigru will lead Park youth to an understanding of the value and importance of Animal self-rule.

April Events for Youth: Learning to Value Zoocracy

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Date:       April 27, 2019
Time:      1:00-3:00 p.m.
Age:        Late youth to near adult
Fee:         Free of charge
Snacks:   Provided courtesy of PurrBoy Café
Leader:   Yoshita Tigru

DESCRIPTION: Animals who were born into a functioning zoocracy may not know much about other forms of government. Through thoughtful discussion, biographer Yoshita Tigru will lead Park youth to an understanding of the differences among political systems and the value and importance of Animal self-rule.

Museum Month event for the young: “How we found the cave paintings,” with Goat kids Lila and Nardo

BIRD-SKETCH-CAVE-PAINTING.jpgThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to present a special Museum Month event for our young patrons.

Our guests will be Goat kids Lila and Nardo, who at seven months of age discovered the paintings on the walls of The Park’s northeastern cave in 2006. Now adults, they will discuss their experience and share new details of the discovery, its aftermath, and the way in which it changed their lives. They will also discuss their study of archaeology and their plans for the future.

This event will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Animals under the age of eight months must be accompanied by an elder.

The event is free of charge, but reservations are required. Tickets may be secured from BilletBox.

Curators from Park Museum, PMoCA to host two-day event for youth during Museum Month

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Curators from The Park Museum and the Park Museum of Contemporary Art (PMoCA) will host a two-day event to encourage young Animals to explore museum career opportunities, including that of curator.

The event, which will be co-led by Park Museum curator Dorika Pumi and PMoCA’s Aamuun Maroodiga, will offer paws-on experience with artefacts, sculpture, paintings, and more.

The first day’s curriculum will include a discussion of the various rôles played by employees of a museum, with a focus on the rôle of curators as decision-makers. A complete tour of The Park Museum, including its storage facilities, will follow the lunch break, with a question and answer session at the end of the tour.

On the second day, Catriona Cairn-Terrier, Chief Archaeologist at the Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life (ISML), will discuss the “Three P’s,” of museum responsibility (procurement, provenance, and preservation), and lead a mock dig for artefacts.

The two-day event will be held on March 17-18, 2019 from 10:00-3:00.

Registration opens on Saturday, March 10.

Help us celebrate our birthday!

BALLOONSWe’re so excited! The Park Museum officially turns four years old on Friday, March 1, 2019, and you’re all invited to help us celebrate the occasion!

Stop by for treats (cake for the little ones, special drinks courtesy of chef Tab Tricolore for the more mature) or spend the whole day with us! There’s plenty to see and do and eat and drink and it’s all free of charge!

Can’t make it during the day? No problem! Reserve your place at one or all of our birthday concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Free tickets available at BilletBox. Music starts at eight o’clock. Post-concert parties begin at ten o’clock. See you there! And bring your dancing shoes!

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by participating in our “Archon for a Day” event!

yearn to learnCelebrate the Winter Solstice as a Park Archon!

On December 21, from 12:00-5:00 p.m., The Park Museum’s Yearn to Learn programme will sponsor an event for young Animals called “Archon for a Day.”

To participate, young Animals’ names  will be entered into an Archon lottery. After the selection process has concluded, the young Animals will be sworn in and advised of their responsibilities. For the rest of the day, these “Archons” will make decisions about The Park’s future by attending meetings, solving problems, and consulting with their parents and other adult Animals on both serious and fun Park issues.

To participate, bring your parents to The Park Museum between 12:00-5:00 p.m. to sign you up for the experience. Meals and snacks are included, courtesy of the PurrBoy Café.

Join us at sunrise for the Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Winter-Solstice-1024x1024The Board of Governors of The Park Museum, in association with The Park’s Department of Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations, is pleased to invite you to the museum for a special celebration of the Winter Solstice.

The museum celebration will begin at sunrise, with a ceremony of welcome performed by the Working Wounded Performing Arts Company. Afterwards, attendees are invited to partake of a short morning repast, courtesy of the PurrBoy Café. At eleven o’clock, Park Historical Society president Clark Cascanueces will deliver a short lecture and slideshow on the subject of pre-zoocratic celebrations of the Winter Solstice.

The party will continue throughout the day, with a display of fireworks at sunset and an evening concert by Erdferkel!

Please note: all museum exhibits will be free of charge to attendees throughout the day and night.

Museum to re-launch exhibit to honour fifteenth elected POPS

To mark the election of the fifteenth Park Official Prognosticator of Spring (POPS), The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce its relaunch of the exhibit, “The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads.”

This multimedia exhibit honours not only those who have been elected Park Official Prognosticator of Spring (POPS), but the means that they have used to make their predictions: the prognostication pad.

The exhibit will showcase the evolution of the prognostication pad throughout the past decade, putting the pad in historical context, and demonstrating the way in which its use has changed the office and duties of the prognosticator as well as the way in which spectators view the prediction.

Included in the exhibit are pad architects’ blueprints, messages, notes, and correspondence, press interviews with Chief organizer Wyatt Whistlepig, Jr., and videotaped interviews with former prognosticators. Throughout the Winter, the museum will again host Q&A sessions with architects and with journalists who have covered The Park’s Groundhog Day celebrations over the years.

The exhibit also features memorabilia from POPS campaigns, including posters, flyers, buttons, newspaper interviews, television and radio interviews and recorded speeches, as well as original documents from court challenges to the predictions.

“The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads” will run from 01 December until 31 March 2019.

The Park Museum’s Yearn to Learn Programme extended until October

yearn to learnThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce that the museum’s Yearn to Learn Programme has been extended until October 2018.

The programme aims to foster curiosity and inspire a love of history in young Animals.

The museum thanks all participants and encourages all those who have not yet availed themselves of this programme to attend.

The Park Museum presents: EXOTIQUE

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to present EXOTIQUE, a special multi-dimensional, multimedia exhibition in honour of Enforced Domestication Awareness Month (EDAM).

Through art, sculpture, film, still photography, poetry, and music, EXOTIQUE explores Human values and attitudes to Animals, with a focus on those they consider to be unique or extraordinary. The exhibition will also present data related to breeding programmes, genetic modification, large-scale domestication, and conservation.

Throughout the length of the exhibit, The Park Museum will host a number of panel discussions on a variety of subjects related to the relationship between Humans and “exotic” Animals, as well as musical performances, readings, and short plays.

EXOTIQUE will be open to the public from 10 June until 10 July 2018.


EXOTIQUE was conceived and executed under the supervision of Dorika Pumi, head curator of The Park Museum’s art gallery

Funding for EXOTIQUE was provided by The Park’s Departments of Well-Being and Safety and Festivals, Holidays, and Celebrations, as well as by Holstein Fashion’s EQUALSS charity, CatsCare, LynxLink, and BirdBrains.