Monday, August 15, 2011

My Town Monday: The Secret Lives of Games, San Diego, CA

Summer is drawing to a close. And, sadly, I didn't fit in all the activities I had planned. To be honest, this happens every summer. I'm one of those people who never gets to the end of her overly ambitious to-do list. And summer fun is no exception.

One of the activities that fell through the cracks was a visit to the Museum of Man for the Secret Lives of Games exhibit. HOWEVER, we are in luck because....the exhibit has been extended until October 2. Yay!

This exhibit has games from around the globe, games from our past and you can even be part of a game!

I took a peek at what's ahead at the Museum of Man, and it's not at all shabby. There's an upcoming exhibit on bones and one on mummies, for example. This is the Museum of Man's calendar.

In fact, I think I'll take out a museum membership. There is a Los Compadres Membership for a mere $5,000 annually! As you can imagine, it comes with a boatload of swag (Stuff We All Get). That said, we're more likely to opt for the $60 family membership fee.

Maybe it's not such a bad thing that we didn't make it to the Museum of Man this summer. Perhaps we'll go a few times during the school year instead! :)

Here's a link to the official My Town Monday blog for links to more posts about various corners of the world. Always of interest!



Charles Gramlich said...

The main game I've always had an interest in is Chess. I've read quite a bit about it's history.

Anonymous said...

Woah,that sounds like tons of fun!I know that If I'm ever in California I will definetly have to go there.So you actually get to participate in the games?!That's to cool(:
Since we hadnt finished the school year this summer my mom had to help us with it aaallll through summer,she didn't like that.Hopefully this year we can finish on time so my mom can have a summer.
Great post!