Experience the thrill of being an intrepid archaeologist in Ancient Egypt with the new Adventure Kids children's area at the San Diego Museum of Man!

A children's exhibit for the whole family!

In Adventure Kids in Egypt, you'll experience what it's like to be a modern archaeologist discovering the remnants of Ancient Egypt, then see our real mummies and authentic Ancient Egyptian artifacts. There's no extra charge: it's included with the cost of general admission! To start your adventure, make your way upstairs, through the Ancient Egypt doors, across the walkway over the street, and into the special area that's just for kids!

Look Back in Time

Through an interactive and sensory experience, the Adventure Kids exhibit lets you learn the skills you need to feel like an intrepid archaeologist who sets out to discover and study pieces of long-lost Ancient Egyptian history.

After you're prepared to explore the Sahara desert, you'll make finds in our dig site and learn about the role of these artifacts in Ancient Egyptian history. You'll even see how mummies are made!

Be a Scientist

With guidance from experienced scientists in an interactive computer game, kids and adults alike will learn the right tools for thrilling future archaeological explorations.

Your discoveries will transport you back in time where you can dress up in Ancient Egyptian garb, put together a sarcophagus, construct a pyramid from wooden blocks, barter in a marketplace, and sail on the Nile River.

Look Closely

See artifacts up close and discover the many ways science connects us to ancient history.

Tip Your Hat

Dress up in Ancient Egyptian costumes, or wear the hat of an archaeologist.

Challenge Yourself

How fast can you put the life-size sarcophagus puzzle back together? Our staff record is three minutes and 20 seconds.

Do the Dig Box

Grab a brush and uncover relics in our indoor dig box, then find out about what you've uncovered.

Making Mummies

Learn the step-by-step process of making mummies. It's fascinating, and a bit gruesome.

Bring Everyone

Whatever you do in Adventure Kids in Egypt, the whole family will have fun!

We are grateful to The Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation, and to the Thursday Club Juniors, who made renovation of this exhibit possible.