Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

what i did this summer.(Venue)

Byline: Tracy Dingmann JOURNAL STAFF WRITER photos by JEFF GEISSLER/FOR THE JOURNAL

Santa Fe musuems offer equal amounts of fun and learning for kids

In one room, the dashing "Indiana Begay" takes questions about Indian artifacts from curious future anthropologists. Another space is filled with klezmer music and Turkish tales, while yet another is crammed with folk-art-making children.

It's all happening this summer at the Museum of New Mexico's four state museums in Santa Fe the perfect place to bring the kids for something to do that's fun, close by and relatively cheap.

The museums are open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for New Mexico residents and $7 for nonresidents. Admission is free on Sundays for New Mexicans with I.D. and always free for those 16 and under. For information, visit museumofnewmexico.org.

The Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill off Old Santa Fe Trail puts out the biggest welcome mat, with lots of fun programming planned this summer for kids.

Director of education Aurelia Gomez said the museum will once again host Art Alive in the Milner Plaza Outdoor Classroom outside the museum, a free folk-art-making program that is open to people of all ages. …

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