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Culture Be Mine Date Night

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures hosts a variety of date nights throughout the semester. Each date night is themed and includes relevant activities and refreshments. Prices vary, but the average cost is between $10-15 per couple.

Museum of Peoples and Cultures
700 North 100 East Provo, Utah 84606
(801) 422-0020

Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People

The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures is pleased to announce their newest exhibit, “Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People.”

The exhibit celebrates the rich heritage of the Ute throughout northeastern Utah, including Utah Valley. In the exhibit, their voices tell the story of their vibrant history and life.

The exhibit contains items collected around the Vernal area of Utah during the 1930s and 1940s. The text and labels for this exhibit are taken from interviews with Ute tribal members over the past 15 years, providing an opportunity to hear how the Ute view the items and their own heritage. Helping to fulfil the MPC’s mission to train future museum professionals, “students have combed through hours of interviews and texts, collaborated on the design of the galleries, and built the displays,” Kari Nelson, curator of education, said.

Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
700 North 100 EastProvo, Utah  
(801) 422-0020

Sphinxes and Sweethearts

Sphinx

MPC Date Nights

Take a step into the past and bring a date to BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) to experience a night of Egyptian culture and cuisine. 

The date night includes 4 games, a craft, refreshments, and prizes.  First on the agenda is a mummy-wrapping race in which one person must wrap up their date like a mummy.  The first couple to finish wins a prize.  Couples will then receive scorecards and go into the Museum’s classroom to play a round of 3 different games: Pyramid, Egyptian Balderdash, and Matching of the Gods.  The couple with the highest total wins a prize.  The final prizes are awarded to couples with the best craft after they take the time to use the MPC’s own “Rosetta stone” to paint their own hieroglyphs.  Mediterranean refreshments are served.

“Couples get to learn about the Egyptian culture in a really unique way,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC.  “Every element of the date night – the games, the craft, the food – provides interesting information about Ancient Egypt.”

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures offers a variety of date nights throughout the semester. Each date night is themed and includes relevant activities and refreshments

MPC Date Nights
November–May School Year

BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
2201 N Canyon Rd, Provo

Sphinxes and Sweethearts

Sphinxes and Sweethearts, BYU, Brigham Young University, Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Provo, Utah, Utah County, Utah Valley, LDS, Dating Ideas, Games, Food, EducationalNeed to woo your valentine? Bring a date to BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) to experience a night of Egyptian culture and cuisine on Friday, February 11th. The Egyptian-themed date night “Sphinxes and Sweethearts” will begin at 7:00 that evening.

“We created this date night as a means to educate participants about ancient Egyptian culture in a relaxed, casual setting,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC.

February 11th will be an evening filled with competition, prizes, learning, and food. Couples will have the chance to win prizes through three different activities: a mummy-wrapping race, a set of three different games (Pyramid, Egyptian Balderdash, and “Matching of the Gods”), and painting hieroglyphics. Mediterranean refreshments will also be provided for the couples to enjoy.

“I like ‘Sphinxes and Sweethearts’ because it’s a date night unlike any other,” said McKean. “How often do you hear someone say that they learned to paint hieroglyphics over the weekend?”

Tickets for the date night are $10 per couple and will be available at the WSC Information Desk beginning Monday, February 7th. For more information visit mpc.byu.edu or call 801.422.0020.