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.
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.
Other Hands-On History 2014 Programs:
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.
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.
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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