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October 06, 2016

Dare to try an 'Indiana Jones'-style obstacle course?

Celebrate International Archaeology Day at Philly museum

The Penn Museum will celebrate International Archaeology Day on Oct. 15 with a full schedule of family-friendly activities.

There will be behind-the-scenes tours, activities in Penn Museum's Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAMM) room, an "Indiana Jones"-style obstacle course, mosaic making, storytelling and opportunities to ask archaeologists questions.

Scheduled events:

11 a.m. "Roman Myth Storytelling"

11:45 a.m. Guided tour of the Rome Gallery

Noon "Ask an Archaeologist"

12:30-1 p.m. Interact with "In the Artifact Lab" conservators as they work

1 p.m. Behind-the-scenes CAAM tours begin, leaving every 15 minutes

1 p.m. "Interactive Mosaic Workshop"

2:30 p.m. "Ask an Archaeologist"

3 p.m. "Roman Myth Storytelling"

3:30- 4 p.m. Interact with "In the Artifact Lab" conservators as they work

Throughout the day, attendees can try on Roman Militia gear, tackle the obstacle course (which features a rolling "boulder," snake pit and spiders) and view touchable artifacts from Rome.

Archaeology Day events are free with museum admission, which ranges from $2-$15 per person.

International Archaeology Day

Saturday, Oct. 15
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free with museum admission
Penn Museum
3260 South St.