BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures is hosting its first date night of the fall semester. But this isn’t your average date night. Survivor: The Ancient World, will be held this Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
The Survivor date night is one of the Museum’s best selling events. For $10, couples can participate in different activities to win prizes and eat ice cream sundaes.
“This is our fourth year, we always sell out every time,” said Elizabeth Smith, the museum’s events specialist. “So if you haven’t bought tickets yet, go and check.”
The groups that win the activities will receive prizes.The activities involve the current exhibits and help teach about different cultures. While the museum is small, it houses many cultural and anthropological collections from around the world.
Current exhibitions include Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya and Mexican Masks.
The date night brings one of the lesser-known museums in Provo into the limelight. All of the exhibits on display are designed and installed by students in the BYU museum certificate program. Students also manage the date nights and FHE activities. Elizabeth Smith, the Events Specialist and planner behind the date nights, is a senior majoring in recreation management.
“My Friday nights are sometimes spent playing board games, cards, risk,” Collin Whitmore, a BYU student said, when asked what activities he does on a Friday night.
Survivor can replace a typical BYU game night in the apartment for a trip around the world without leaving Provo.
“What’s great about this museum for date night is that it’s so close to where I live,” Patrick Anniskette, originally from Seattle, Wash. said.
“It’s a really good time and people have fun,” said Elizabeth Smith, an events specialist. “It’s a good time to get to know your date and spend some bonding time.”
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, which has received over $250,000 in both Federal and State grants for its research projects, is located on 100 E 700 N. The Wilkinson Center Information Desk sells Tickets for Survivor: The Ancient World, for $10 per couple. The museum of People’s and Cultures also holds FHE Monday, Sept. 23. Upcoming events include a Day of the Dead activity on Nov. 1, and Christmas activities throughout December.