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Game On!

Do you love playing bocce? What about squash or tombola? Ever played a round of snooker? Whether you play with ball or brain, we’re all gamers. But how many games from around the world can you name? If you broke twenty, we’re impressed.

Members of Spike’s Club, the Sam Noble Museum’s after-school program, will explore games from all across the globe this fall as they seek to understand the universal power of play. Students will even get a chance to design games of their very own! How neat is that?

Spike’s Club is held one day a week from 4 to 6 p.m., and registration for the six-week fall session is underway now! Session I, for children in first and second grade, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15. Session II, for children in third through fifth grade, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 17.

“Spike’s Club is a unique after-school program that gives children the chance to explore the natural world in a fun, safe environment,” says Jessica Cole, head of education at the Sam Noble Museum. “Each week features new themes and activities to engage participants in discovery, creativity and learning.”



“Game On” participants will meet Kevin Carroll, designer of one of the museum’s fall exhibits, The Art of Sport and Play. Club participants also will explore museum galleries, study objects from the museum collections, play games and get creative with craft projects.


A Spike’s Club membership costs $35 per session for museum members or $45 per session for non-members. Each participant will also receive a Spike’s Club T-shirt with registration. Early registration is recommended as space is limited, so sign up today by clicking here!


Playtime will take on a whole new meaning at the Sam Noble Museum this fall. Are you ready? Good, because it’s Game On!