Fun, affordable FHE activities on campus this December

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The Christmas season and the end of the semester are here, and it can be difficult to find time to organize a weekly family home evening activity. Luckily, the BYU campus has students and families covered, offering several affordable options for family or ward activities or even dates.

Museum of Art exhibits

The MOA hosts several exhibits, but a special Christmas feature is happening this month with Brian Kershisnik, a guest artist who will give a gallery talk concerning his piece “Nativity.” Kershisnik said this gathering includes a Q&A with the audience after his presentation.

Conveniently, if you want to stay at home in your pajamas, the event will be live-streamed on Facebook and Instagram. If you would like to attend the event, it is being held at the MOA on Dec. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Other exhibits at the MOA include “Becoming America,” the Sculpture Garden and “From the Vault: Highlights from the MOA Collection.”

Kendra Ek, a BYU junior, said the event sounded like fun.

“It’s free and well-advertised; I’m definitely going,” she said.

Live animal show at the Bean Life Science Museum

The live animal show in the Bean Life Science Museum is a free weekly event held throughout the month of December. The show consists of interacting with and learning about different animals. Lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, tarantulas and cockroaches are animals that have been at shows in the past.

The times of the weekly shows and the specific animals that will be at each show are listed on the BYU event website.

Musical events in the Madsen Recital Hall

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas themed concerts, conveniently located in the Madsen Recital Hall. All types of instruments are hosting chamber nights this semester. Woodwind-, brass- and string-themed chamber nights are all free to attend. Dates vary for each event.

The Annual Tuba Christmas Concert is being held Dec. 7 at 12 p.m. Tickets are free and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information regarding musical events email or call (801)422-2981.

Planetarium show: The Christmas Star

The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium hosts a Christmas star themed show for the public during the Christmas season.

The Christmas show is open to the public, and tickets cost $4 for adults and $2 for children. For more information, visit hplanetarium.byu.edu. The show is will be held in N465 ESC on Dec. 9.

Cougars sports

It’s basketball season, and there is no better time to support our home teams. The men’s basketball team’s next home game will be against University of Nevada on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

The women’s basketball team is set to play rival UVU at the Marriott Center on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. There is no better way to bond than sharing some Cougar pride!

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