For Educators

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

Lost Egypt is an immersive quest for knowledge that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. See a real human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and - for the first time ever - life size rapid prototypes displaying the mummy in various stages of "unwrapping." Visitors can explore the art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt and connect with real scientists working in Egypt through video interviews and photographs from the field.

Through hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from real archaeologists, visitors will unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people. A thought-provoking journey for all ages, Lost Egypt is particularly inspiring for young people, illuminating the roles they can play as future archaeologists, scientists, engineers, technicians and life-long learners.


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Lost Egypt has its own web site!



Exhibition Tour - North America

  • 3 month venues available
  • Call 614.629.3179 for pricing


  • 5,000-6,000 square feet
  • 12-foot ceiling height
  • Environmental and lighting control

Included with Exhibition Rental

  • Marketing materials including key art, press kit, and b-roll video
  • Education materials
  • Technical installation supervision and ongoing maintenance support


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. Photography © 2008 Brad Feinknopf. Mummy scans © 2005 Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium.

For information on bringing COSI to your school or event, visit our Outreach page