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Mentor Activities LA: Feb 25-27

Geocaching

There are approximately 4100 geocaching items hidden within a 20-mile radius of Los Angeles. Grab your GPS, put on your adventuring shoes, and get started! Don’t forget: if you plan to take an item from the cache, make sure you bring a trinket to replace it. For ten spots to check out first, click here.

The Getty Center, East to West: Global Perspectives, Daily at 1:30

You don’t need to pack your bags to take this tour: travel to China and beyond in this one-hour exploration of perceptions and images of the East. Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk. Admission to the Getty Center is free every day. For more information, visit the Getty Center website.

Mentor Activities: Feb. 4, 5 & 6

Mentor Activity: Super Bowl XLV, Sunday Feb. 6

The Super Bowl is upon us! This year’s matchup features the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Green Bay Packers, with the game being held in the astronomically sized Dallas stadium. Not a big football fan? Click here to brush up on your knowledge. Kick-off  is at 6:29pm ET. There are plenty of youth-friendly places to watch the big game, try resources such as yelp.com to see what’s near you!

Mentor Activity New York: Friday 2/4, the Alloy Orchestra at the World Financial Center

The Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble that will make you think outside the box when it comes to playing music.  Using “instruments” that do not fit the typical description for what you may not expect to be played, this orchestra writes and plays music to classic silent films. This Friday they are playing to The Black Pirate, so head on out to the WFC’s Winter Garden and see what it’s all about! Click here for a map, and here for more information.

Mentor Activity LA: Feb. 4, First Fridays at the Natural History Musem

Every first Friday of the month, LA’s Natural History Museum opens its doors until 10pm for an extended Natural History party! Get a behind-the-scenes look at exhibits, listen to speakers, and listen to live music while seeing everything the museum has to offer. Click here for more information!

Mentor Activities: Jan. 29 and 30

Mentor Activity Los Angeles: Space 15 Twenty

With unusual, hands-on activities to offer from learning to manipulate materials to make cloth, to an old school record swap, Space 15 Twenty has something for even the most eclectic hobby-seekers. Check it out! Click here for a map.

Mentor Activity New York: Landscapes of Extraction exhibit

Are you in the mood to learn more about what’s happening to our environment? How much do you know about the fossil fuels industry? Recently opened, this exhibit at The Cooper Union features the work of photographer J Henry Fair, and “depicts the impact of the massive industrial energy sites of the world and the shockingly altered and polluted landscapes and fresh water supplies they manifest.” The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 12-7pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm. Click here for more exhibit information! Located at 30 Cooper Square (Third Avenue at Seventh Street) in Manhattan, this gallery is free and open to the public.

Mentor Activities: Jan. 22 & 23

New York: Fancy Ice Skating at the W Hotel
The W New York Hotel, one of the Financial District’s newer and trendier hotels, has a little-known secret: rooftop ice skating! Located on the 5th floor outdoor terrace, this ice skating spot is free for anyone who brings their own skates, and has $12 rentals for those who do not. Open from 2pm to 10pm daily, click here for a map!

Los Angeles: Exhibit – Creating the Modern Movie Poster
Have you even wondered how those memorable movie posters came to be? What goes into making an effective poster? What makes certain ones last? Learn all all about them at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Grand Lobby Gallery, located in Beverly Hills. The work of Bob Peak, the mastermind graphic designer behind many of these notable posters, is being featured in this 4th floor exhibit. Admission is free! Check out the website here.

Article: Brains and Brawn
Did you know that physical activity stimulates brain activity? Read more here!