On select Wednesdays, families are invited to bring their children for an interactive experience in the galleries. Make ancient-style art, discover the origins of our alphabet, play ancient games, and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12.
Free. Registration not required, but appreciated.
Wednesday, July 9 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Discover how and why writing was invented, how it changed, and how it is still changing! Explore and try out ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and Mesopotamian cuneiform.
Other Hands-On History 2014 Programs:
One. Big. Egyptian Mural.
Wednesday, July 16 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Find out how those amazing Egyptian murals were made by helping us to create a paper one using the techniques and “rules” that make ancient Egyptian art so recognizable.
Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt
Wednesday, July 23 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Learn how to the play the game ancient Egyptians liked so much that they took it with them to the afterlife.
What’s Up, King Tut?
Wednesday, July 30 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Was Tut murdered? Was the boy king a good pharaoh? Decipher hieroglyphs and discover hidden clues left on his 16-foot-tall statue that might lead us to answers.
Secret of the Mummies
Wednesday, August 6 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Help us prepare our simulated mummy for the afterlife, meet our real mummies, and discover tomb treasures.
PARKING: Street parking is free and available to the public during the summer months.
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