*Penn Museum Homeschool Day ARCHAEOLOGICAL ADVENTURES: CONSERVATION AND MUSEUM CAREERS
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – 10:00-3:00
$15 per child. One adult per family and children ages 3 and under are free. Additional adults are $15 each.
Explore the extensive Museum Archives, go on a guided tour, visit conservators at work In the Artifact Lab, and join a hands-on workshop about conservation practices. Find out more about museum careers by meeting a variety of Penn Museum professionals from an educator, to a curator, to an exhibition designer.
Programs and Activities for The Mediterranean World
Pick and choose from an assortment of offerings throughout this Homeschool Day.
- Encounter the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Canaan, and more on guided tours of galleries.
- Storytime Expeditions will bring younger students into the gallery as they explore stories from Native America.
- Hands-on workshops feature archaeological conservation, the process of preserving ancient artifacts.
- Watch conservators work on ancient Egyptian artifacts in our public conservation laboratory, the In the Artifact Lab
- Budding artists can stop by drop-in art activity.
- Enjoy career spotlights with an exhibit mount-maker, and a conservator who works with mummies.
As a bonus, watch conservation in action as staff work on conserving and deinstalling the Buddhist murals in the third floor Chinese Rotunda gallery.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – 10:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:00
$12 student, or free for members
Exploit the heat of summer by using the sun for energy! Can we bake cookies in a solar powered oven? Let’s find out!ting safety, then explore the Schuylkill by rowboat. RSVP required, limited spaces. There will be alternative activities available for students not going on the water.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 10:00-4:00
This event is free, rsvp requested.
Whether you are investigating homeschooling, just starting out as a homeschooler or you’re almost finished, you’ll find a lot of value from this day of workshops and book sale. Browse through our discounted books and curriculum and other resources. Everything will be up to 50% discount off the retail prices!