Want to learn about Egypt without leaving Florida? The Museum of Discover and Science in Fort Lauderdale has you covered now through April 30, 2017 with their Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science traveling exhibit. We were lucky enough to be invited for a media preview event. As soon as went inside my daughter immediately reminded us that this was the same area where they have the Sesame Street exhibit last summer.
In keeping with the museums theme this exhibit is an interactive experience that allows kids and adults to step into the shoes of archaeologist. I have been fortunate enough to see the pryamids in person, which is an amazing experience. I learned more about Egypt in this exhibit than I did as a tourist.
Some of the highlights for our family:
- Mummy - nicknamed Annie. She was not a pharaoh, but was an anonymous 16- to 18-year-old who lived 2300 years ago. She is on loan from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
- Life sized camel that kids can ride on.
- Drag a block to the pyramid
A stylized Egyptian street scene transports you to modern Egypt, where you view an orientation video, a floor map, and learn about some of the archaeologists working in Egypt today.
This area is modeled after an archaeological field site in Egypt. It encourages visitors to explore the tools, techniques, sciences and technologies used at Giza Plateau to build the pyramids. Stories from the archaeologists focus on life in the field, discoveries, artifacts and careers. Find a site, identify material remains, and analyze findings. It allows guests to engage in the process of scientific inquiry about the lives of the Pyramid Builders.
Ancient Egyptian Culture
This themed area contains a human mummy. As well as a theatrical presentation about the Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife. And funerary artifacts and exhibits about the art and language of ancient Egypt.
Explore how modern science and technology helps us understand human mummies, animal mummies and artifacts from ancient Egypt. Come face-to-face with ancient Egyptians here in scans and forensic reconstructions.
About the Museum of Discovery and Science
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually. The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Exhibit admission is $16 for adults; $15 for seniors 65+; $13 for active/retired military personnel; $13 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free.
401 SW Second St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL // (954)467-MODS
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