Climb aboard a life-size camel, and pick the equipment you’ll take on your excavation.
Match pottery fragments, identify bones, and compare seals at an interactive mock excavation site.
Decode an authentic hieroglyphic message from ancient Egypt.
Discover the forensic evidence that brings this real Egyptian mummy’s story to life.
Walk through a recreated tomb hallway, using mirrors to illuminate the artwork and hieroglyphics.
View authentic animal mummies, and interpret X-rays of other specimens to reveal how they were mummified.
Multimedia and light effects unveil the ancient Eqyptians’ beliefs about the afterlife.
PYRAMID BLOCK CHALLENGE
Move a large “stone” using ancient Egyptian engineering methods.
20% Increase in Attendance Reported by Host Museums!
EXPY Award Winner for Outstanding Experience!
Jan - Sept 2016:
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Oct - Dec 2016:
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
Feb - Apr 2017:
Museum of Discovery & Science, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jun - Sept 2017:
Oct - Dec 2017:
Feb - Apr 2018:
May - Sept 2018:
COSI, Columbus, OH
Oct - Dec 2018:
COSI, Columbus , OH
Cincinnati Museum Center, OH
California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, TX
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland, OR
Mayborn Museum at Baylor University, Waco, TX
Science Museum of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Science Museum of Minneosta, St. Paul, MN
Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH
Saint Louis Science Center, MO
Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX
Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ
Farmington Museum, NM
Durham Museum, Omaha, NE
• 5,000-6,000 square feet
• Some components require 12’ ceiling
• 60 authentic Egyptian artifacts
• 17 interactive exhibits
• 2 large tomb enviroments
Lost Egypt was produced by COSI in cooperation with the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative. Artifacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and The Academy of Natural Sciences. Photography © 2008 Brad Feinknopf. Mummy scans © 2005 Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium.