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Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

Through June 6, 2015

On Saturday April 4th, visitors 7 and older can chat with scientists and learn how they became interested in their fields.  Contact for more details.


Alex de Voogt
"Around the World with Mancala Games"
Saturday, April 4th in the Discovery Room
Sessions at 2:15pm, 3:00pm, and 3:45pm


Alex de Voogt

As a curator of African Ethnology, Alex de Voogt has traveled the world in search of mancala board games. Not just admiring the many game boards but playing the different versions of mancala that tell us about where people migrated from or with whom they traded in the last few hundred years. Alex will take you around the world by spreading counters around a board, playing games while you learn about history. Examining game boards that were collected in the field and analyzing game rules make for serious pleasure in the Discovery Room.



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Phone: 212-769-5100

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