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FREE Egyptian Family Festival

Date
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time
10:00 AM–04:00 PM
FREE Egyptian Family Festival

Special exhibition is FREE.
No registration required.
Just walk in and enjoy!

Sail up the Nile River to the mysterious land of the Faiyum. Hop along the backs of crocodiles as we explore the marvels of ancient Egypt! Tell tales of gods and goddesses, design a sarcophagi and read traditional Egyptian poems together. Search for crocodile hatchling eggs throughout the museum and  meet our friendly Egyptian lion cub, Waltee. Make artwork deserving of the pharaohs and enjoy exciting performances all day! Discover the Egyptian alphabet and write secret messages on pretty papyrus paper! Visit the special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, for free today!

 

Special guests & performances:

Noa Baum telling Stories of Ancient Egypt

Saltanah Ensemble performing Traditional Egyptian Music

The Maryland Zoo sharing Crocodile Touch Materials

Baltimore chorus Parallel Octave presents an audience-participation poetry-reading workshop on poetry from & inspired by ancient Egypt. This performance includes live music!

SILK ROAD DANCE COMPANY performing EGYPTA: Myth, Magic, and Mystery 

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