Operation: Hourglass

Operation Hourglass in an interactive educational program designed for children ages 7-12 that allows young museum guests and their families to experience local history in a fun and challenging way. Young guests assume the role of undercover agents who must travel through time to recover and decode a vital message from the past. Using their field notes and SMS text-messaging technology, time-travelers are encouraged to explore museum grounds and hunt for clues that will allow for the successful decoding of the final message.


Operation Hourglass is offered with admission to Avoca Museum as a way to engage local families and provide a high-quality educational programming to the Campbell County area. Time-travelers use critical thinking and observation skills as they crack a series of codes that bring local historical figures and events they may have learned in their classrooms to life.


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