Family Day: Exploring Egypt

Explore ancient Egypt at this month’s FREE Family Day at Mia! Join an archaeology excavation of the imagination inspired by “Egypt’s Sunken Cities,” and travel to the time of the pharaohs. Decode hieroglyphs and mysterious symbols, and create your own versions of ancient artifacts and treasures.

Activity Schedule

Art-Making: Relief Prints
Inspired by carvings in the “Sunken Cities” exhibition, create your own relief carvings and then make a monoprint.
11AM – 5PM

Art-Making: Archaeology Adventure
Join our imagination-powered archaeology dig to find ancient Egyptian artifacts!
11AM – 5PM

Art-Making: Shiny Scarabs
Using metallic clay, sculpt a scarab beetle, an important symbol in ancient Egypt.

Gallery Hunt: Secret Codes
Look for symbols, codes, and clues in Mia’s collection.

Hear fabulous tales inspired by Egypt and performed by master storyteller Beverly Cottman.
1:30PM, 2:30PM, & 3:30PM

Preschool Tour: Hide and Seek
You are never too young to enjoy Mia! These forty-five minute themed gallery experiences incorporate engagement with artworks in the museum galleries, illustrated storybooks, songs and rhymes, movement, looking and hands-on activities. These lively tours are designed especially for 3- to 5-year-olds.
11:30AM & 12:30PM

Americas Art Cart

Africa Art Cart

Modern Art Cart

Public Tour: Arts of Africa
2 & 3:30PM


Mia Family Day Major Sponsor:

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Join us on the second Sunday of every month for Family Day at Mia, a FREE day of fun at the museum designed for the young and the young-at-heart.