Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

I was provided the opportunity to visit the Arizona Science Center and Lost Egypt exhibit through a campaign with Blended Extended. All opinions are my own.

Lost EgyptMy family and I were recently invited to preview the Lost Egypt exhibit that is currently at the Arizona Science Center. The exhibit travels among the member museums of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative and may be coming to a city near you! If you get the opportunity to see this exhibit you should definitely go and be sure to bring your children.

The Lost Egypt exhibit is interactive and has hands-on activities as well as technological displays that help connect the museum visitor to the ancient Egyptian world. Oh, and there are mummies.  That’s what you really wanted to hear, right? There is a human mummy with an interesting back story, several animal mummies, as well as a cool display about how modern researchers use MRIs to investigate mummies. This mummy has been nicknamed Annie and was likely a teenage girl who was a drowning victim. I have never seen a a mummy before and it was a little eerie to behold but definitely a moving experience. Annie is very small and the reality that I was standing near a young woman who died almost 2000 years ago was sobering.

AnnieMuch of the exhibit is interactive and the kids really seemed to enjoy it. Many of the boys in our group were captivated by this wind machine and were obsessed with covering and uncovering the pyramids and Spinx with sand.

Lost Egpyt windOne thing my kids were really interested in was seeing how modern technology is being used to study mummies. They found this display to be particularly cool.

Lost Egypt 2Instead of just showing the kids pottery and pyramids and talking about history, the exhibit gives the kids a chance to piece together pottery puzzles and build a pyramid.

potI love looking at artwork and handicrafts so those were the areas of the exhibit I liked the most.  Lost Egypt includes a fascinating display of amulets and figurines that caught my attention for a long time.

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My family really enjoyed Lost Egypt. Go check it out!

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Stephanie R. says:

    I’ve never been to the science center before. This display looks awesome and I think my kids would really enjoy going!

  2. I teach 6th grade, and a state standard is learning about Egypt. I would love to take my family as a preview to the exhibit before I plan a field trip for my students.

  3. Wow, Love Egyptian stuff!

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