ST. GEORGE — St. George Children’s Museum is pleased to announce a special presentation by international exchange students hosted through the Zion International Program. The event will take place in the museum’s theatre room on Friday at 3:15 p.m.
The public is invited to join these ambassadors as they present on insightful experiences, cultural differences and similarities, and what impressed them about their time in St. George at this special program.
Zion International Program annually hosts up to 450 students, ages 12 to 18, as part of an international student exchange. Exchange programs are a way to explore exciting new customs, lifestyles and social values, all while living with a friendly host family.
Participants learn a great deal about themselves as they are immersed in learning a new language. These students teach people they meet about their country, culture and ideas. They make a global impact while creating lasting friendships in the process.
On Monday, the Zion International Program students enjoyed a cultural exchange of tradition and knowledge with a local interpretation during the museum’s member-only event that centered on a Chinese New Year Celebration.
Children were led on a scavenger hunt through the museum. They also created 2016 monkeys, as this is the year of the monkey. Finally, everyone made Chinese lanterns and participated in a lantern walk through the splash pad area outside the museum.
The St. George Children’s Museum is located at 86 S. Main Street in St. George. The museum is a not-for-profit, private 501(c)(3) organization which opened in November of 2013 and hosts over 100,000 guests every year. Mary Nell Lundquist is the executive director.
- St. George Children’s Museum website