Libraries and Community Organizations
Museums With Marisa workshops take place right in your library, community center, or organization headquarters. Your patrons are encouraged to touch authentic artifacts that are similar to the priceless ones found behind glass in a museum. Your patrons will be lead on a journey to faraway lands in ancient times, deconstructing the art and history for all participants.
MWM offers programs at:
• Community Centers
• Office Bonding Events
• Adult Community Schools
• Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies
• Churches and Synagogues; Vacation Bible Camps
• Senior Centers/Nursing Homes
Note to Librarians: The 2020 summer reading theme is "Fairytales, Mythology, and Fantasy." An MWM program aligns with this theme and will create a unique summer reading experience for your youngest library visitors.
Programs begin with an illustrated and engaging slide presentation. Afterwards, students are invited to explore the different museum stations which include:
-"Please Touch" ancient artifacts
-Write your name in hieroglyphics on authentic Egyptian papyrus
-Dress up as a pharaoh, Roman gladiator or Roman senator
-Design your own ancient Roman coin (taking inspiration from actual Roman coins in the museum)
-Explore the "mummy" and her funerary offerings
-Practice digging and excavating like an archaeologist
-Design your own Roman mosaic
-Take home fun word searches, coloring sheets and brain teasers
MWM has church and synagogue specific programs based around relevant themes.
Click here for program topic descriptions.
There are no glass cases in Marisa’s museum—please do touch!
MWM also leads private tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and can arrange a visit for your group.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is an MWM program?
The average requested program length is around 55 minutes. However, MWM will customize to fit your organization's specific needs. Additionally, many libraries opt for a longer 90 minute program for adults.
Where does MWM operate?
MWM provides programs throughout Westchester County, from the Yonkers/New Rochelle area north to Bedford Hills. Organizations that are north of Armonk may require a travel fee. Please contact Marisa if your library or organization is outside of Westchester—she’ll work with you to make it happen!
What ages are best for a Museums With Marisa program?
Marisa can adjust her program to any age level. MWM has been invited to teach in facilities ranging from pre-schools to senior assisted living homes. She has taught her "Women Who Became Kings" in Girl Scout meetings, to teaching adults in a synagogue about ancient Egypt during Passover! No matter your organization, Marisa will work with you to construct an age appropriate program for your patrons.
What equipment does MWM require?
-Three to four table are needed for the mobile museum.
-AV equipment to project a PowerPoint presentation on a screen. If no equipment is available in the room, MWW can bring their own.
-During programs for young children (K-2), additional teachers or volunteers is requested.
How much does MWM cost?
The program fee is $285 per program; when three or more programs are scheduled there is a discounted package rate. The fee covers Marisa as the educator, all materials, all take-home items, and set up and break down of museum. Please contact Marisa to discuss your organization's needs and she will create a tailored package for you.