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Ancient Egypt Gallery Guided Exploration
Includes a 30-minute Guided Tour of the Ancient Egypt Gallery and a related 30-minute hands-on activity.
The Ptolemaic period (323-30 BC) comes to life in the Ancient Egypt Gallery. Students will learn about the ancient Egyptians’ civilization, beliefs, and customs, and how these people interacted with their Greek and Roman neighbors. Enter a recreated tomb, which houses an authentic 2,300-year-old mummy, learn how modern technology revealed some of this mummy’s secrets, and then explore hieroglyphics and create a replica of an ancient Egyptian artifact.
Layered Experience: Pairs well with Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (Planetarium Show) and Forensic Crime Lab (Class).
Program Type: Guided Explorations Subject: History & Social Studies, English & Language Arts
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone
Journaling: Learning to Look & Looking to Write
As students explore the art in the current exhibition, they are encouraged to look closely and reflect on what they see. Creative writing activities take place in the gallery, using the art on view for inspiration. These activities will sharpen observation skills as students respond to art through writing while exploring opportunities for collaboration and personal reflection. Includes tour of the art exhibition on view.
Program Type: Classes Subject: Art, English & Language Arts
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone