Due to the seismic retrofit of the California Tower, the Adventure Kids in Egypt gallery will be closed beginning Monday, February 4, and the Ancient Egypt gallery will be closed beginning Monday, February 11, for the duration of the project. We apologize for any inconvenience. Learn more about the California Tower seismic retrofit project here.
An exhibit for the whole family!
In this exhibit, kids will learn what it’s like to be an archaeologist! Archaeologists are scientists that study human culture through the objects we leave behind. They look at everything from food and toys to literature and art. Many archaeologists dig, or excavate, these culture objects at field stations much like the one you’ll explore during your visit.
Archaeologists have the important task of informing the public about what they learn—which is why they work with a lot of different people, from descendants of the culture they study, to members of the neighboring communities and archaeologists from other countries. The key is working together!
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 archaeologist working in Egypt.
After you’ve prepared for the proper climate, you’ll excavate at our dig site and learn about the role of these cultural objects in the daily life of the ancient Egyptians.
Be a Scientist
With guidance from experienced scientists in an interactive computer game, kids and adults alike will learn the right tools for future archaeological explorations.
Engage in hands-on fun and put together a sarcophagus, construct a pyramid from wooden blocks, barter in a marketplace, and sail on the Nile River.
See cultural items up close and discover the connections we have with the ancient Egyptians.
How fast can you put the life-size sarcophagus puzzle back together?
Excavate in the Dig Box
Grab a brush and uncover cultural objects in our indoor dig box.
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.