Monday, April 29, 2019

Easter Family Night 2019

Easter Family Night is always one of our most popular events of the year and this year was no exception! Over a thousand patrons joined us a couple weeks ago at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum for a night of fun Easter-themed activities. Families, friends, kids, and college students alike had fun participating in our live animal shows, crafts, Easter egg scavenger hunt, and photo booth.

In the downstairs auditorium, guests could attend one of our three live animal shows of the night. We had two shows about animal adaptations and one show about vertebrates. At each show, guests got to meet three live animals!

In the craft room, visitors colored spring-themed coloring pages and made clothespin and paper eggs. Using a clothespin, you can open and close the egg to reveal an adorable baby chick.
Thank you to The Thrifty Home for this cute Easter craft!

About 50 colorful Easter eggs were hidden around the museum for our scavenger hunt. Everyone loved finding eggs in our exhibits and searching for camouflaged green eggs hidden in plants. Anyone who found 10 eggs won a customized Pokemon-inspired animal card. And anyone who found 10 green eggs won the chance to spin our grand-prize wheel for a shot at a Bean Museum custom pen, chapstick, water bottle, reusable bag, or reusable straw!

To top off the night, patrons took a photo at our photo booth. They will receive a copy of their picture with a customized Easter frame so that they can remember this fun night! Here are some pictures we took before the patrons arrived.

Thanks to everyone who attended this event. We love to see our guests at our Easter and Halloween Family nights year after year. To see upcoming events like this one, visit our website.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pokemon Go Night

The Bean Museum hosted its first ever Pokemon Go Night on Saturday, March 23, 2019 to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, "Understanding the Principles of Evolution." Individuals and families were able to participate in a scavenger hunt and a Pokemon Go tournament, while exploring how evolution really works.

The scavenger hunt was great for people of all ages, especially for those who didn't have a phone to play Pokemon Go. Visitors explored the museum to find the animal that matched the Pokemon on their paper. Each corresponding animal found in the exhibits had a word associated with it. After finding all the words and unscrambling them, visitors presented the phrase to museum staff to get their prize!

The prizes for completing the scavenger hunt were a Pokeball cookie and an exclusive animal card made especially for this event!

Pokemon Go players, ready to test their skills, participated in a trainer battle tournament. People came from all over, even an hour away to compete. 48 players signed up and the group was split between the Sword and Shield Brackets. It was a tough battle, but two people came out on top.

The winner of the Sword Bracket was "LMusgrave" and the winner of the Shield Bracket was "CKFxD." Each of the winners received a voucher for free ice cream from the BYU Creamery and a Pokeball cookie! Lures were going all night long so trainers were able to catch Pokemon during the event.

It was a fun night at the Bean Museum where families and friends were able to get together to battle, solve riddles, catch Pokemon, and eat cookies all while enjoying the Museum's exhibits. Thanks to everyone who came out and to the employees who made this event happen. Visit our website to see what's happening next at the Bean Museum and for more information on the new "Understanding the Principles of Evolution" Exhibit.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Bean Museum Announces Free Admission

The Bean Museum is pleased to announce that admission to the Bean Museum is free. When asked for a comment Museum Director Duke Rogers replied, “I don’t see why this is a big deal museum admission has always been free.”  The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM and  Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information about the Bean Life Science Museum and why it’s always been free visit