Lost Egypt’s Last Weekend in Des Moines

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, a limited engagement exhibit open at the Science Center of Iowa, is wrapping up this weekend on Sunday, April 29.

Lost Egypt gives visitors the chance to transport themselves back in time to Egypt and enables them to discover the mysteries, cultures, ancient civilization and science behind Lost Egypt. The exhibit showcases authentic artifacts, real mummies and hands-on activities, which keeps both adults and children entertained.

A few weeks ago, my fiancé, his parents and I visited Lost Egypt and we really enjoyed interacting with the exhibit while learning about the ancient culture along the way. Of course, I was excited to see “Annie” (pictured above) the real mummy on display. It gave me goose bumps when I walked into the dimly lit room where her sarcophagus and body are on display – but it provided a real life example of the culture and history behind the mummification process. Based on experience, I’d recommend you get out the Science Center to experience the exhibit before it closes on Sunday!

A few tips if you’re going to visit:

  • Make sure you interact with the exhibit. Get your picture taken while riding the camel. Put together ancient pottery. View the videos and read along as you experience the exhibit.
  • Give yourself a good 60-90 minutes to take full advantage of what the exhibit has to offer.
  • Take advantage of the extended hours. The Science Center will have extended hours until 7:00 p.m. on April 27 and 28 to give visitors additional time to visit the exhibit.
  • Try out the “Artifact Spotlight Tours,” which offer visitors an in-depth look into the Lost Egypt exhibit led by a member of the SCI Programs Team. Tours are offered daily at 2:00 p.m. and at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Tickets to Lost Egypt are $16 for adults, $13 for children ages 2-12 and $14 for seniors. Only a few days are left to see the exhibit so make sure you get out to see Lost Egypt this weekend – or it will be too late!

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