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  1. Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

    September 27, 2014 - April 26, 2015 @ The Farmington Museum

    Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in an interactive exhibition at the Farmington Museum featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization. See a real human mummy, animal mummies, plus scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a human mummy. Interpret ancient Egyptian art, decipher hieroglyphics and examine material remains using the tools and technology of archaeologists to unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its history, culture, and people. See the 24 minute movie Egypt 3D. Lost Egypt was produced by COSI in cooperation with the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative, and was built by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Artifacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and The Academy of Natural Sciences. Members of the Farmington Museum Foundation & Friends of the Nature Center will receive one free admission. Call to find out more about a Members-Only Preview.

  2. Egyptomania

    November 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Farmington Museum

    Mummies! Pharohs! Pyramids! Oh my! Join us for a celebration of all things Egyptian! Egyptomania is a FREE family event that will feature a variety of crafts and activities designed to reveal secrets of the land of pharaohs. While you are at the museum, visit the interactive Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets Modern Science exhibit which features a real human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, and forensic facial reconstructions. You can see a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping". Visitors explore a re-creation of an Egyptian tomb, and authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Get your picture taken on a life size camel. Visitors will be able to connect with some of the world’s foremost authorities on Egypt through video interviews, photographs from the field, and the movie Egypt 3D. Fees will apply to the Lost Egypt exhibit, $12 for Adults and $6 for children.