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activities for kids

Halloween How-to: Make a Spooky Skeleton Out of Recycled Milk Jugs!
October 22, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Halloween requires skeletons. (And so does El Dia de los Muertos, for that matter…) If you’re on a budget but like to decorate, or you’re crazy about recycling, or you’re the crafty type who loves to add custom flair to everything, or you just want to see if you can do it, we’ve got a […]

Educator How-to: Make an Anubis mask!
July 24, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Anubis is the Greek name for the “jackal-headed” god associated with death and the rituals of mummification in Ancient Egypt. Anubis’ color is black, symbolizing rebirth, which parallels the belief that the deceased is, in fact, reborn in the afterlife. Over time, Anubis played several roles in funerary rituals, from protector of the grave to […]

Go seek: Take a photo scavenger hunt through our new Hall of Ancient Egypt
July 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

We’re getting active on the blog today. Rather than tell you all about a new exhibit or reveal the quirks of some of our curatorial staff, this entry requires some effort on your part. In order to fully enjoy today’s post, you’ll have to get your tuchus to 5555 Hermann Dr., where you might have […]

Mock Mummification
February 17, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: pareeerica We will be having an educator overnight soon at the HMNS – these events allow teachers to come in after hours and learn new activities to do in their classrooms with students. Teachers are also able to wander around our exhibit halls, have a catered dinner, and watch a planetarium show. Today […]



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