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Partnered with The Franklin Institute, we are excited to offer insight into Lost Egypt. While they compensated us with admission to Lost Egypt, the opinions expressed herein are strictly mine. #Sponsored #Terrific
You may have seen our social postings raving about Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science… but seriously, NOW is the time if you haven’t made it to the exhibit. Lost Egypt closes Aug 28th. Let’s take a look at what makes this Franklin Institute exhibit stand out.
Well, first of all, how can you decline an opportunity for a selfie with a camel? Hop on up and be transported to a different place and time.
Experience the physics of building a pyramid.
Then give it a try on the model pyramid exhibit. There’s a little surprise buried in the center… just a little something to peak your child’s curiosity.
Decoding hieroglyphics feels more like a puzzle than learning. Go figure… or figures.
Whoop – there’s that selfie again. This camel just can’t get enough.
We don’t want to give away all of the surprises but let’s just put it out there that this is an incredible opportunity to actually experience Ancient Egypt; reconstruct ancient pottery (plastic replicas, of course), put your critical thinking skills to work with an archaeological dig, and yes… get a close up look at an actual mummy tomb, while learning the story of “Annie”, the 17 year-old girl preserved inside.
This is sure to be an exciting experience for the whole family. And while we are on the topic of Egyptian exploration and mummies, be sure to check out the Penn Museum’s exhibits and live artifact lab. Jewels, mummies, hieroglyphic language, pyramids… what about Ancient Egypt has you intrigued? We’d love to hear your story in the comments section.
Egyptomaina! – Experience the Ancient Past Behind the Glass
The Penn Museum brings Ancient Egypt front and center this weekend with Egyptomaina!. Being held this Saturday (March 19th, from 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the event takes you behind the glass of a normal museum exhibit and gets you and your family up close and personal with a wide variety of informational, interactive and educational activities.
Each activity is packed with a host of information, both old and new alike. How about a showcase of hieroglyphs where you can see the scribe’s mistake and how he fixed it (they would have loved autocorrect!). Or, for the mummy aficionado, a Mummification workshop. Get hands on experience for your future career as “Mummifier to the Stars”!
The showcase of this event however, is the Colossal Sphinx that resides at the center of the museum’s permanent collection. Weighing in at over 13 tons, the statue is one of the most iconic images given to us from that ancient civilization. In conjunction with this showcase, the writing team of Josef Wegner and Jennifer Houser Wegner will be on hand to discuss their book, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum. The story, written for the centennial of the Sphinx’s arrival to the museum in 1913, describes the course of events which led to the statue’s arrival at the museum, as well as the unexpected ways in which the Sphinx’s story intersects with the history of Philadelphia, the Penn Museum and the University of Penn around the time before the first World War.
So if belly dancing lessons, ancient Egyptian animal tours and a slew of games and crafts sound like a good time to you, be sure to take your family out to see Egyptomania! at the Penn Museum this weekend!
The celebration is free with General Museum Admission ($15, general admission; $13, seniors [65+]; $10, children [6-17] and full-time students [with ID]; $2 ACESS Card holders; free to children under 5, members, active U.S. military, STAMP & PennCard holders)
Get lost in thought as you discover Lost Egypt at The Franklin Institute.
We are die-hard fans of The Franklin Institute. As a young girl, I had visited The Franklin Institute science museum many, many times, through Girl Scouts, class trips and weekend family day trips. We could never get through the entire museum in one day… never. Now I don’t even try. Instead, we purposefully plan our visit, knowing what we want to explore (and of course running through the heart at least four times each visit).
The special exhibits will often call our attention. Exhibits like Titanic, The Art of The Brick and the newest addition: Lost Egypt, where families can explore ancient civilization and customs in a most fascinating way. Get up close to “Annie”, a real human mummy and explore the traditions of making mummies.
The exhibit opens with an interactive game display focused on ancient travel methods using camels, a life-size camel for selfie snapshots and an over-sized floor map of Egypt. Beyond the initial interactive displays, families can experience hands-on exhibits by building a pyramid, reconstructing pottery and learning how significant studying animal bones are to uncovering truths of a lost civilization.
Test your strength and the physics of building a pyramid, use clues to solve mysteries of artifacts and tour actual artifact exhibits dating 2000+ years ago. Puzzles, video and manipulatives afford children and families the opportunity to step back in time and truly appreciate and understand customs, language and traditions of long-ago Egypt.
The Franklin Institute has generously provided 1 Homeroom At Home reader with 2 tickets (1 child/1 adult) for their Camp-In overnight museum experience. This amazing giveaway will close as of 12AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 and winner will be contacted via email by 9AM Tuesday morning. The winner must accept and confirm prize by 5PM on Tuesday, February 23rd. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and a US resident. This prize is valued at $97. *Please note* that children must be between the ages of 6 and 13 to participate in Camp-In. For more information please visit The Franklin Institute’s website.
Special discount by calling 215-448-1200 (option 4) and mention promo code MOMCAMP to receive the member’s price – only $45.50 per person.
The Camp-In experience includes extras as follows:
- NEW! Exclusive access to the BRAND NEW SportsZone exhibit!
- NEW! SportsZone Live Science Show!
- Explore the physics of your favorite sports in hands-on workshops.
- Take a gravity defying ride on the Blue Angels Flight Simulator.
- See Dark Universe in the Fels Planetarium and uncover two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy.
- See Humpback Whales in the Tuttleman IMAX® Theater and swim alongside these amazing creatures as they leap, twirl, lunge, and splash their way across the giant screen.
- Rooftop sky-gazing through our professional telescopes in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory (weather permitting).
- Enjoy a light continental breakfast.
- PLUS—Explore all of The Franklin Institute’s permanent exhibits including The Giant Heart, Your Brain, Electricity, and more! Traveling exhibits not included
- Souvenir Patch
- Free admission for a year—continue the exploration! Restrictions apply, must show souvenir patch, valid for children 13 and under.
Entry to our giveaway is super simple with additional options for following Homeroom At Home and The Franklin on Facebook and sharing via twitter. Be sure to subscribe to Homeroom At Home’s blog so not to miss a thing.