Programs and Events
Reserve your space today for our special themed opening gala, workshops, sleepovers and kids’ camps offered in conjunction with the Lost Egypt exhibition.
Opening Gala Special Event
Saturday, January 26
You’re invited to celebrate the opening of Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science with an Egyptian-themed gala at Great Lakes Science Center! This special evening includes cocktails, dinner, guest speaker Dr. John S. Nolan of Ancient Egypt Research Associates, access to tour Lost Egypt before it opens to the public, photo opportunities with themed-décor, live camel, belly dancers and a special showing of the OMNIMAX film, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs.
Guests will receive complimentary parking in the attached garage. Themed-attire is encouraged.
$250 per ticket. Sponsorships are available. Purchase tickets here or call 216-696-4521.
Lost Egypt Sleepovers
Friday, February 1 (Families and youth groups)
Friday, February 15 (Girl Scout night)
Friday, March 29 (Boy Scout night)
Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a museum? Here’s your chance! Someone – or some thing – has been tampering with a rare Egyptian artifact, and it’s up to you to solve the case! Analyze fingerprints, decipher hieroglyphics, perform DNA analysis and catch the culprit! Includes admission to the Lost Egypt exhibition and the OMNIMAX movie, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Don’t forget your sleeping bag!
All sleepovers start at 6 pm and include late-night snack, light breakfast, parking and free general admission to the Great Lakes Science Center the entire next day. Recommended for ages 6 – 12. All youth must be accompanied by adult. $39 per person. Call 216-621-2400 to reserve today!
Photography © 2008 Brad Feinknopf.
Family Science: Mummification Mysteries
Saturday, February 9
2 – 3:30 pm
Bring the whole family for a great learning experience! Have you ever wondered about mummies? The practice of mummification has been around for millennia, involving chemicals and natural processes in the preservation of bodies. Study the techniques of the ancients, and discover how organic materials may be preserved for posterity. Workshops require parent participation and are recommended for children 6 years of age or older. $16 ($5 members) per adult/child pair. Includes admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Additional adult or child is $3. Register here for Mummification Mysteries or call 216-621-2400.
Lost Egypt: Ancient Astronomy
Presidents Day Kids’ Camp
Monday, February 18
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Explore ancient tools used by Egyptians to understand the cosmos. Make sundials and astrolabes as you learn how ancient Egyptians studied the universe. Experience the STARLAB Planetarium, explore the brand-new exhibition, Lost Egypt, and watch the OMNIMAX movie, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Grades K-8. $42 ($39 members). Extended care and lunch available for an extra fee. Register online or call 216-621-2400.
Homeschool Workshop: Lost Egypt, Modern Science
Tuesday, February 19
1 – 2:30 pm
Learn about funerary rituals in Egypt, inspect linen wrappings and discover how modern technology helps to un-wrap the mysteries of mummies! Try Egyptian hieroglyphs, experiment with mummification techniques and learn how modern technology brings life to an ancient time. Ages 6-12. $10. Fee includes participation for one child/adult pair and general admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Additional adult or child is $3. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register here or call 216-621-2400.
LEGO Workshop: Egyptian Adventure – 2 sessions available!
Saturday, March 2
9 am – noon (morning session)
1 – 4 pm (afternoon session)
Archaeologists just discovered the tomb of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh that is designed to keep out unwanted visitors! Navigate the terrain by building and programming a robot to look for treasures in the booby-trapped tomb. Grades 4-8. $20 ($15 members). Fee includes admission to either the morning or afternoon session, as well as general admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Register online or call 216-621-2400.
Egyptian-themed OMNIMAX Movies
Enhance your visit to Lost Egypt with one of our Egyptian-themed movies playing in the OMNIMAX Theater February 1 – April 30. Regular OMNIMAX admission fees apply.
Mystery of the Nile – Travel to some of the world’s most remote regions, and join the first team to conquer Africa’s wildest river in this fascinating adventure film.
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs – Journey back thousands of years and unravel the mysteries enshrouding the ancient royal mummies of Egypt.
Create Your Own Special Lost Egypt Event
Make your events memorable with Lost Egypt! Our unique event space is perfect for cocktail receptions and small gatherings. Ask about our special exhibition packages and rent the entire Lost Egypt exhibition for an evening. For information, call 216-696-4941.
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