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Ancient Egypt Gallery

The Ptolemaic period (323–30 BC) comes to life in the Ancient Egypt Gallery. Students learn about the ancient Egyptians’ civilization, beliefs, and customs, along with how these people interacted with their Greek and Roman neighbors. Enter a recreated tomb which houses an authentic 2,300-year-old mummy, and learn how modern technology revealed some of this mummy’s secrets.

Available to Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Guided Explorations, Guided Tours   Subject: Science as Inquiry, History & Social Studies, English & Language Arts
Cost: Guided Tour: $1.25 per student & chaperone; Guided Investigation: $4.75 per student & chaperone

Beetles, Bugs, & Butterflies

This artful approach to science motivates students to explore the world of insects while learning about adaptations, physiology, and the role insects play in their daily lives. Colorful, take-home art projects creatively reinforce scientific concepts.

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, Science as Inquiry, Life Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Body Basics

Human torso models and life-size skeleton puzzles enable students to explore the components of the human body, with special emphasis on the functions of the digestive and skeletal systems. MyPlate guidelines and activities reinforce the relationship between positive eating habits and the importance of maintaining a healthy body.

Available to Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Dipper’s Adventure

Dipper the bear will take young students on a fun-filled, interactive camping adventure to discover constellations, our Moon’s phases, and other daytime and nighttime objects in the sky.

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Discovery Depot

This gallery stimulates a child’s imagination and encourages exploration and creative play. After a trip through the Children’s Playhouse, young chefs can enjoy nutrition oriented role play in the kitchen center while little engineers operate the wooden train. Puzzles, books, and games provide plenty of additional opportunities for learning and fun!

Available to Grades: PS, Pre-K, K, 1st

Program Type: Hands-On Galleries   Subject: Science as Inquiry, English & Language Arts
Cost: $1.25 per student & chaperone

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Travel through Earth’s greatest man-made wonders and discover the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small.

Available to Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Math, Science as Inquiry, Physical Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Fall / Winter Exhibition: The Red that Colored the World

September 16, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Red, with its brilliant hue and broad cultural history, has inspired artists’ imaginations for millennia. Artists and dyers for centuries strived to find the color source to rival the best reds of nature, and to express the spirit, symbolism and sustenance of life. Their quest ended in the Aztec marketplace of sixteenth century Mexico, where Spanish explorers encountered the American cochineal bug. Highlighting over 100 objects – textiles, sculpture, paintings, manuscripts, decorative arts, clothing and more – the exhibition explores the history of the cochineal insect and the captivating visual nature of red.

This exhibition was organized by the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and circulating through Guest Curator Traveling Exhibitions.

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Guided Explorations, Guided Tours   Subject: Art, Physical Science, History & Social Studies
Cost: Guided Tour: $1.25 per student & chaperone; Guided Exploration: $4.75 per student & chaperone

Flight of the Butterflies

Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey, join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, and discover the compelling true story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway in this beautiful scientific adventure.

Available to Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, History & Social Studies, Science & the Environment
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Geometry & Quilts

This class encourages students to recognize real-world connections between mathematics and the craft of quilting. Students are introduced to traditional patchwork quilts and participate in activities that support geometry standards while reinforcing mathematical understanding.

Available to Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, Math
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Magic Tree House Space Mission

A mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. This beautifully-produced show is great for Magic Tree House® book series fans of all ages and school audiences alike.

Available to Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: English & Language Arts, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

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