If you didn’t make World Trekkers: Egypt last Friday, we hate to break it to you, but you missed out.
There were belly dancers, a whirling dervish and TWO congenial camels, named Gunther (above) and Teddy (not pictured). Even our own Director of Social Media and Assistant Director of Public Relations & Marketing tapped into their Arab roots and delighted our younger guests as Cleopatra and King Tut.
Gunther was quite the hit with the kiddies.
Face painters kept it festive.
Belly dancers got hips swiveling.
Damien and Ernesto from Cat Eyes Makeup Artistry made everyone look like Egyptian royalty.
And our brilliant volunteers designed crafts to take home AND teach you something.
So if you’re feeling a twinge of regret, file that away for now. Just don’t miss our next World Trekkers event Aug. 9, when we indulge our inner Francophile in France!
For those of you just checking in, our Museum Mummy, Ankh Hap, is getting some majorly upgraded digs when our Hall of Ancient Egypt opens to the public this month. Unfortunately, it seems he was the last to know that the luxurious new living space would also come with new roommates.
Ankh Hap wrote us from the afterlife to get more info about our new Egyptian artifacts, and the resulting back-and-forth ended up being very educational and more than a little flirtatious (more on that later.)
We’ll be posting excerpts here each Monday. Here’s the latest:
As the Digital Media Editor, I get a lot of strange emails. Some are from spambots offering awkward praise for our blog. Others are more direct, like “What is a Digital Media Editor even for, anyway?” and “Why isn’t everything free, everywhere, always?”
But the strangest — and most exciting — email I’ve received lately was from none other than Ankh-hap, the Museum Mummy.
You’ve probably run into Ankh-hap in his corner home in the basement, tucked underneath a set of stairs. He’s so far been the star of our meager Egyptian offerings, but all that’s about to change — and he got wind of it.
Here’s what the ruling Museum Mummy had to say:
Before I could even get back to him with an honest neighborhood pedi recommendation, there was more:
It was clear that Ankh-Hap had heard about the new Hall of Ancient Egypt, and I had to craft the perfect tactful response. The correspondence that’s followed has been nothing short of enchanting. Check back here on Mondays this month for more Mummy Mail!
It’s the cult classic that launched a thousand fascinations with fossils. Influenced a generation of dinosaur devotees. Made you forever fear wilderness toilets, whether stranded on a prehistoric amusement park/island or just camping in Pedernales.
Now Jurassic Park is back in 3D, and this, well, this you’ve got to see. And where else than at HMNS’ Giant Screen Theatre, also known as the single largest screen in town?
So perhaps you already know we have an expansive screen. But need we mention our new, not-even-a-year-old, monstrous Morian Hall of Paleontology? Yeah. It’s only what the Huffington Post called one of the top dinosaur exhibits in the entire country. No big deal.
But to add to our Jurassic fierceness, our docents are guiding special <i>Jurassic</i> tours of that new Paleo Hall — spotlighting the real specimens featured in the film and separating scientific fact from fiction. Oh, yeaaaaah, we did.
For more information on our guided tours, call the Box Office at 713-639-4629 or click here to reserve your Jurassic Park 3D tickets!