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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

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

Forensic Crime Lab

Students analyze and interpret evidence to identify the victim and the perpetrator at a staged crime scene. They reach their conclusions using chromatography, forensic entomology, blood typing, skeletal identification, and other means of discovery that are based on the principles of the scientific method. This class requires the participation of at least six chaperones willing to serve as “forensic assistants”!

Available to Grades: 5th, 6th

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

Journaling: Learning to Look & Looking to Write

Unique activities in the art galleries encourage students to investigate original works of art while exploring three types of writing: argumentative, informational/explanatory, and narrative. Students examine primary and secondary sources, learn from one another through thoughtful discussions, and participate in journaling activities.

Available to Grades: 5th, 6th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, English & Language Arts
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

Mystery Crime Lab

Junior Forensic Scientists investigate and analyze the evidence at a staged crime scene to solve a mystery. Students experiment with blood typing; chromatography; fingerprinting; and other interdisciplinary, inquiry-based activities. This class requires the participation of at least six chaperones willing to serve as “forensic assistants”!

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th

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

Our Moon: Myths & Folktales

Students are captivated by and respond to folktales that were once told to explain our Moon. After story time, students use their imaginations to create projects which are used as inspiration for writing their own stories of our Moon.

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

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, English & Language Arts
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone