Eagan, Minn. (May 28, 2014) — Returning to Caponi Art Park and Learning Center for the summer is its Family Fun Tuesdays series, now in its 16th season at 1205 Diffley Road, Eagan, MN 55123.
The 2014 season will explore the connection between our planet and its people through various art forms and cultures. These interactive and entertaining weekly Tuesday performances take place in the Art Park’s sculpture garden rain or shine from 10 – 11 a.m.
Family Fun Tuesdays features music, dance, puppetry, storytelling, and interactive learning from local and regional artists and teaching performers that will examine how humans and our environment interact. The first show will start at 10 a.m. on June 3 with MacPhail Center for Music performing Jump, Sing, and Explore: Discovering the Natural World. Family Fun Tuesdays runs weekly through Aug. 26.
Children and families are invited to explore the park on their own or enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn after the performance. Available to download on Caponi Art Park’s website at www.caponiartpark.org
is a learning guide to enhance visits or continue the exploration after the show. Or call 651-454-9412.
The Family Fun Tuesdays program welcomes all ages with an emphasis towards children ages 3-12 with a parent or guardian; childcare and school groups need to call ahead for space availability and fees.
In keeping with the Art Park’s mission of making art accessible for all, admission is a $4 per person suggested donation. Donations ensure quality programming for the Family Fun Tuesday series.
More information and details about each of the performances is available at http://www.caponiartpark.org/programs/familyfuntuesdays. In the event of severe weather, cancelations will be announced via website and social media outlets.
Family Fun Tuesdays 2014 Schedule
June 3: MacPhail Center for Music: Discovering the Natural World Through Music
June 10: Dodge Nature Center: Raptors
June 17: Marysue Moses: Shakespearience: Tales from a Trunk
June 24: Women’s Drum Center: Music and Styles Around the World
July 1: Open Eye Figure Theatre: ‘Tucker’s Robot’ Puppet Show
July 8: Jack Pearson: Forever Green and Blue
July 15: Nothando Zulu: African Storytelling
July 22: Jawaahir Dance Company: Middle Eastern Dancing
July 29: Flying Foot Forum: Storytelling through Percussive Dance
Aug. 5: Science Museum of Minnesota: Explore Water
Aug. 12: Zeitgeist: Creating New Sounds from Chamber Music
Aug. 19: Engineers Paul and Emily from ‘The Choo Choo Bob Show’: Train Songs
Aug. 26: Teatro Del Pueblo: ‘The Adventures of Juan’ Puppet Show
Caponi Art Park and Learning Center, a 60-acre nonprofit park in Eagan, features a sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheater, and miles of wooded hiking trails open to the public. Caponi Art Park hosts dozens of family-friendly arts and cultural programs, bringing the area’s top artists to the south metro showcasing a variety of art forms outdoors, including music, dance, theater, puppetry, and storytelling.
Caponi Art Park is open Tuesday through Sunday from May 1 through October. All programs are free of charge; donations are encouraged to help support quality programming. Tours of the sculpture garden and nature-based art activities are available to organized groups of all ages.