Unraveling Mummies: Modern Technology, Dissection, and Ancient Egypt

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

Modern technology allows us to view and study mummies like never before. Using CT scans and dissections of a real sheep heart, students dig into the culture, anatomy, beliefs, and mummification & burial practices exercised by ancient Egyptians. This laboratory experience combines these explorations of culture, anatomy, CT-scanning, organ function, and density to help students understand ancient Egyptian mummification as well as the application of modern technology in studying ancient cultures.

For a limited time, entrance into the traveling exhibition "Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs" is included with this Field Trip Adventure! Let your students explore the distant past, exploring the myths and realities of ancient Egyptian culture through 350 objects, stunningly detailed models of once-lost cities and landscapes, and vivid interactive multimedia in this special traveling exhibition. Temporary exhibit entrance with a special, timed ticket is included when booking this Field Trip Adventure from February 28, 2022 to June 3, 2022.

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

1 chaperone per 10 students is required. Programs are currently limited to 20 students and 4 chaperones due to COVID-19 precautions. Face coverings are required during facilitated Field Trip Adventure programming in our indoor studios. Price: $235 per program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Group Size:

Capacity for each facilitated Field Trip Adventure (FTA) program is currently reduced. A maximum of 20 students and 4 chaperones are allowed per FTA program. 1 chaperone per 10 students is required. DMNS is actively monitoring all public health guidelines for school groups.


Face Coverings:

DMNS prioritizes the health and safety of our guests, staff and community. Face coverings are encouraged for everyone visiting the Museum. 


Physical Distancing:

We are currently not requiring physical distancing for students in our Field Trip Adventure (FTA) programming. If your school has guidelines that requires students to be distanced, please reach out to us at 303.370.6000 to discuss accommodations or other options.

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Field Trip Checklist

School Bus Map

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

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 and Spanish.

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