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Unraveling Mummies: Modern Technology, Dissection, and Ancient Egypt, grades 6-8


Grades 6–8


Offered: Monday- Friday 

September 1, 2017- May 25, 2018


A Field Trip Adventure includes a facilitated dissection lab, exhibit exploration, and a lunch break. Details regarding times and locations can be found in a customized itinerary included in your confirmation email. 

All Adventures run between 10:00am-1:30pm 

Up to 6 Adventures can be booked for your group each day. Please note if multiple adventures are booked, the facilitated program may not run at the same time for each itinerary in order to maximize the number of students able to participate. Ask our Guest Services concierges for more details.


$8/student (includes Museum admission), 1 free adult/10 students, $8/additional adult

Scholarships may be available! Ask your Guest Services concierge when you call.


Group size per session: Minimum 10 students, 1 adult required; maximum 32 students, 4 adults


The mummification and burial practices of the ancient Egyptians were informed by their belief system and influenced by their environment and understanding of anatomy. This laboratory experience, featuring organ dissections of a real sheep heart and viewing CT-scans, combines explorations of culture and anatomy to help students understand ancient Egyptian mummification. 

Also, visit Expedition Health and Egyptian Mummies using exhibit guides designed to connect your class with the exhibitions.

A Spanish speaking bilingual educator may be available upon request. The museum can also provide Spanish program materials for students and chaperones. 


Call 303.370.6000, 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to make your reservation. 


Payment in full is due 30 days before your program. If you book less than 30 days before the program, payment in full is due at the time of your reservation. Reservations are required at least 21 days in advance. The Museum will send an e-mail with a payment reminder 45 days before the program. Upon payment, a receipt will be e-mailed to you along with details for your program.


  • Q

    Are there resources to help me prepare my group for our day? 

  • A

    Yes! Click here for information to help you prepare for your day.

  • Q

    What is the customized itinerary?

  • A

    The customized itinerary contains details of your entire field trip from arrival to departure. The only fixed times are the program start times.

  • Q

    What is the exhibit guide used in Egyptian Mummies and Expedition Health?

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    This tool is designed to help teachers and chaperones explore the exhibit space with their students and connect to the dissection lab. Guides are available in English. Spanish guide coming soon!

  • Q

    Is there an information sheet for this program I can submit to my administrator?

  • A

    Yes, click here.


Academic Standards

  • SC09-GR.7-S.2-GLE.2: The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have specific functions and interactions
  • SS09-GR.7-S.1-GLE.2: The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas and themes within regions of the Eastern Hemisphere and their relationships with one another
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