Visit all six continents for multi-cultural tortoise tales in late July when the Johnson County Museum presents the next in a series of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art.
Titled simply Jo Ho, Storyteller, this series of stand-alone programs is for ages three to five. These programs take place beginning at 10 a.m. on one day each month at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located in the former King Louie Building at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each one-hour program is $6 per person, including adults, and museum members are $3. Each ticket includes admission to the museum and the new and expanded KidScape experience. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under fine & performing arts. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “storytelling.”
The next program in the series is called "Turtle Tales " on Wednesday, July 19. Recognized by the hard, distinctive shell that protects its body, these ancient, long-lived reptiles are often associated with patience and wisdom. Participants will discover the wit and wise words of these egg-laying creatures which have been around since before the dinosaurs.
For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online, visit the district's website at www.jcprd.com, click on Activity Registration in the upper left part of the screen and perform a barcode search for 38813.
The final Jo Ho, Storyteller program this season is “My Big Purple Crayon,” (barcode 38814) on Aug. 16.
These programs are also eligible for credit in the Mindfulness dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.
The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.