Khaznat al-Faroun at Petra, Jordan. Photo taken by Calvin College professor Bert DeVries

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Lost City of Stone

News: March 21, 2005

Spring Break Craft Time For Kids

Parents looking for activities for their kids during spring break need look no further than Calvin College and its upcoming Petra: Lost City of Stone exhibition.

Two Days of Crafts & Fun

  Dates & Times

Wednesday, April 6

  • 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Thursday, April 7

  • 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • 1:30 to 3:30 pm

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On Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7 Calvin will host area spring breakers for morning and afternoon craft times. Those two days of activities come just two days after Petra's official opening on April 4.

Time slots both days will be 9:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Both days will see the college offer a variety of activities for kids ages three to 13, including making mosaics, creating jewelry, learning Arabic symbols and more. Calvin education students and volunteers will be assisting with the crafts, all of which will take place in the Board room of the Prince Conference Center, literally a stone's throw away from the Petra exhibition.

Something for Everyone

Calvin's DeAnna Doll is coordinating the activities and says all of the crafts will be "make & take" items that can be completed in 30 to 45 minutes each. She says the idea is that parents and their children can first see the exhibition and then spend some time making crafts. Or, if the exhibition is particularly busy at the time, parents and their kids can buy a timed ticket, spend some time creating crafts and then enter the exhibition.

There is no fee for the craft time, but entry to the exhibition is $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under five years of age.

In addition the Khazneh Café will be open for lunch and serving a variety of Middle Eastern sandwiches (gyros, shawarmas and pitas), salads and more. The Khazneh was the treasury in the ancient city of Petra in Jordan and was used as a dramatic setting in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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