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March 08, 2016

Discover ancient Egypt at the Penn Museum

Try your hand at hieroglyphs, watch mummy preservation and learn more about Egyptian history

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Egyptian collection at the Penn Museum.

The Penn Museum will focus on ancient Egypt on Saturday, March 19. Guests can enjoy crafts, tours, discussions, live entertainment and history lessons during the family-friendly event.

The day's activities will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include an Egyptian-themed scavenger hunt. 

Other exciting activities include a hieroglyphs class, a trivia game on Egyptian gods and a belly-dancing workshop.

The day will combine fun with learning, as well. 

Chat with museum conservators as they work on mummies in the artifacts lab. Listen in on the lecture “American Travellers on the Nile: Early US Visitors in Egypt, 1774-1839” with art historian Andrew Oliver. Hear excerpts from the book “The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum." Take a tour through the Egyptian galleries and talk with senior archivist Alex Pezzati.

The museum's cafe will also serve Egyptian-inspired food for guests to enjoy at the event.


Saturday, March 19
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free with general admission
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
(215) 898-4000