Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Our annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will be held at the museum from 7-9pm on November 1st, with early access for families at 6pm. Come enjoy performances by BYU's Mariachi Los Pumas, have your face painted by the talented Theatre & Media Arts Department, make colorful flower crowns, decorate a family picture frame, learn about the significance of ofrendas, and more! Admission is free.
Read this article to see what a past celebration was like!
Face painting at the 2022 celebration
Night at the Museums
Friday, March 22, 2024
This annual event, a collaboration between all of BYU's museums, encourages participants to visit each museum in one night and solve a riddle pertaining to something on display in their exhibits. Earn a sticker for every correct answer, and show all 5 to claim a prize at the end. Free admission.
In addition to looking through our exhibit hall, make sure you visit the back to learn more about our collections, technology, and to see what research projects are happening at the MPC this year!
Night at the Museums 2023, student research
Children's Programs and Events
Summer Storytime at the Museum
Storytime has never been more fun. Join us as we bring an exciting new theme to this classic program. "Around the World" will feature stories from a different country each session. Participants will receive a beautifully-designed sticker, representing the country "visited" that day, and complete a craft.
Come to the MPC at 11:30 AM on June 14th, July 5th, July 26th, and August 11th for storytime!
Fall/Spring Break Make 'n' Take
Kick off your break by coming to the museum for a morning of kid-friendly crafts and activities. Each station is themed around our exhibits and provides an educational and creative hands-on experience. This "open house style" event is held twice each year, once during Provo School District's Fall Break and once during Spring Break, with elementary (K-6) grades in mind.
Fall Break Make 'n' Take will be Thursday, October 19th from 10 AM-12PM
Other Upcoming Events
Check back often for more events happening this school year! We are developing another Museum Escape Room, planning our annual Night at the Museums event, and selecting fun themes for our Mornings at the Museum children's program. We are also working to bring back Cultural Nights as a student FHE-group favorite. Follow us on Instagram to easily receive updates. @byumpc
Quest for the Lost Artifact
It’s time for a quest! Embark on an epic journey at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures to compete against teams, conquer unique challenges, and recover the Lost Artifact. Gather your friends or your FHE group to come and enjoy an evening of adventure and fun!
When is it? Monday, October 23rd, 2023
Where is it? 2201 N Canyon Rd. Provo, UT 84606
Who can come? This event is for perfect for FHE groups. You and your friends can sign up in groups of up to 12 people.
How much does it cost? This event is FREE!
How can I sign up? Sign up for a time slot here.