Museum thrills Juárez summer campers

Juarez children enjoy their day Thursday at the Santa Maria Museum of Archaeology in Juarez. (Photo courtesy city of Juarez

A cultural awakening

City of Juárez

Juárez children attending a summer camp at the Municipal Child Well-Being Centers visited the Santa Maria Museum of Archaeology at the Chamizal Thursday for a day packed with activities, the city said in a news release.

The well-being centers coordinator, who the city did not identify by name, said more than 100 kids toured the museum’s facilities, created paintings and plaster figures and visited the exhibits.

Many of the children were unaware of the city’s recreational and cultural facilities, she said.

Children from the children's well-being centers in Juarez show their paintings Thursday during a trip to the museum. (Photo courtesy city of Juarez)

“The museum is a historic place where you can appreciate the culture of the city, and for the children, the main attraction is being in the garden, where they can learn and play,” she said. “It is very important to strengthen the cultural areas of the city.”

She suggested that in addition to visiting the museum, families could take part in some of the many other  activities available in Juarez.

“We have other routes, such as the cinema and the libraries, where children can go and share their city with their families, so that they know there are safe places,” the coordinator said.

She said programs such as the one at the museum make parents feel secure that their children are safe and in good care.

“Parents show us 100 percent confidence. That has been gaining every day. With these programs, the children are promoters of the city. They believe in it and want to share it with others,” she said.

Children and adults chat Thursday during a visit to the city's Santa Maria Museum of Archaeology. (Photo courtesy city of Juarez)

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