Do you dream of getting your passport stamped in beautiful ports of call, historic cities and lands of sweeping natural beauty? Has the cost of travel, getting time off, or rounding up someone to watch Fuffy and Fido put that dream on hold? Well, don't give up yet. The folks at the Clarke Museum have rolled out a clever, fun way to satisfy your wanderlust on the relative cheap and get you prizes for your travels. Sign me up, right? Right.
Spend the rest of your summer exploring the historic, artistic and cultural offerings of Eureka and fill up your Cultural Passport. Visit four out of the five local participating organizations to have your passport stamped to redeem locally made prizes, such as Cypress Grove cheeses, live theater and movie tickets, restaurant coupons, T-shirts, roasted coffee and more. Explore the area's past at the Clarke Museum, hike the picturesque trails and labyrinth at the Humboldt Botanical Gardens, take in world-class art and music at the Morris Graves Museum, cozy up with the red pandas at the Sequoia Park Zoo or take the kids down to the Discovery Museum for hands-on fun with technology, science and art. For more about the passport, go to www.clarkemuseum.org or call 443-1947.
— Kali Cozyris