Kids from all over South Florida are diving into Morikami’s “More Opportunities to Reach Youth” (MORY) program, offering fun Japanese cultural activities throughout the summer. The grant-funded program invites groups of students from non-profit organizations to participate in Morikami’s Summer Tour Plus program, a two-hour experience including a guided tour of the museum and exciting activities, as well as the opportunity to explore Roji-en, Morikami’s expansive Japanese gardens. The interactive program introduces children of all ages to the museum’s Japanese art objects and artifacts.
“MORY is a very popular program with the children because it provides them with a unique way to have fun, explore, and learn,” said Beth Kawazura, retired Project Manager and co-designer for the MORY program. “Because some local children don’t have the opportunity to experience Morikami and its programs, MORY provides a great way for them to expand their knowledge of a different culture.”
If your non-profit organization is interested in applying for the MORY program, please call 561-233-1328 for more information.
MORY Full STEAM Ahead Program
Morikami is excited to announce the launch of our Full STEAM Ahead tour, offering STEAM-based activities that encourage Grade 3-5 students to explore and appreciate our Japanese gardens. Running from October to May, this program reinforces what students are learning in the classroom by drawing upon core standards for science, math, visual arts, and world languages. This 90-minute tour introduces the key concepts and elements of Japanese gardens and then encourages students to observe, identify, and record them as they appear in the gardens. Students will receive an uchiwa fan at the end of their visit, which includes a post-tour activity to be completed at home or in the classroom.
Morikami is able to offer free admission for up to 50 students a day and provide a transportation stipend up to $350 (per school) to Palm Beach County Title I schools thanks to the generosity of The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. and members of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.
If your school is interested in applying for the Full STEAM Ahead tour, please call 561-233-1328 for more information.