Spiral Jetty packet ; clipboard ; binoculars ; microscope ; compass ; map of The Great Salt Lake ; thermometer ; materials box with salt, basalt and dirt ; book with pictures of spirals in nature and an ammonite in a pouch (on the back) ; foam rocks ; pencil sharpener ; first aid kit.
From the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for use by the Salt Lake City Public Library during the Museum's temporary closure (remodel).
Are you interested in exploring and learning about Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake? The SpiralJetty backpack from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will help you and your family discover the art and science of this amazing artwork. The backpack is designed for you to take out to Spiral Jetty and explore the wonderful artwork and landscape at Rozel Point. Lots of fun activities are in the backpack including ways to interact with the landscape and science using tools like a microscope, binoculars, a compass, a thermometer, and maps. A sketchbook and worksheets help you learn about the artwork and the artist, Robert Smithson. There are even basalt rocks (made of foam) for you to try your hand at making a little jetty. Activities for children 2-14 years old will keep your whole family learning.