Child Programs

Bring the museum to your classroom or your local group! The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center offers presentations to school and youth groups throughout the state. Programs and resources on Arkansas's African American communities, art, music, politics and entrepreneurship are available. Education Department staff members will travel anywhere in Arkansas free of charge to provide these programs. To schedule a program contact the Education Department at 501-683-3592.

All MTCC programs are tied to the current Arkansas Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks. Contact MTCC's Education Department at [email protected] for more details about any of these programs.

Grades: PK - 6
Maximum Group Size: 40 students per session

This hands-on program focuses on two of Arkansas’s most famous musicians: William Grant Still and Scott Joplin. Through their stories, participants will identify instruments and sounds by examining the symphony orchestra, as well explore the innovation and cultural significance of the music of ragtime. Students will see, hear, and touch a variety of instruments and will work together to play (and conduct!) music.

Grades: 4 - 12
Maximum Group Size: 35 students per session

Buttons have been used for decades to express political opinions and were especially popular during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In this program, students will use their artistic ability to design and create their own wearable buttons to speak up and speak out.

Grades: 3 - 8
Maximum Group Size: 40 students per session

"What's the Buzz?" teaches about the scientific contributions of entomologist, Dr. E. J. Harris. Through his study of the biosteres arisanus strain of wasps, he was able to help farmers all over the world. At the end of the program, students get to make their own egg carton "insects." Dr. Harris was born in North Little Rock and is a 1999 inductee of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.