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American Southwest Museum Studies Trip

Monday, May 13 - Saturday May 25, 2013


southwest study tour

Wake up on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Stargaze in Zion National Park. Listen to Imagine while looking at John Lennon’s piano. Stand in an extinct volcano. Enjoy lunch while watching sharks and turtles. See wood that is 211 million years old. Eat dinner at 10,000 feet above sea level. Learn about the development of the atomic bomb.

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This exciting trip to the American Southwest will introduce you to cultural resources not normally found on the East Coast. We plan to examine how visitors interact with a wide array of parks and museums, and learn how these institutions develop their exhibits. This trip can be used to fulfill 4 credit hours for Museum Studies or Anthropology minors and/or majors.


 southwest study tour 


Museums, National Parks, and Other Sites Featured on This Trip:

Desert Botanical Garden, Musical Instrument Museum, Grand Canyon, National Museum of Nuclear Science, International Rattlesnake Museum, Lowell Observatory, Petroglyph National Monument, Heard Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and many more.


If you are interested in this trip, please contact Rod Cofield at:

This opportunity brought to you by St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Museum Studies Program


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