Activities & Resources
San Diego Museum of Man050in San Diego, CA 92101
about San Diego Museum of Man:
The Children's Discovery Center is an interactive area where families can learn about Ancient Egypt by bartering in a market complete with simulated vegetables, fish and bread, by dressing up the Royal Cat, Bastet, or by playing a game of Senet. They can sit in a royal throne in the tomb of an imaginary princess, or "Write a Message to the Mummy." The activities are hands-on, and accessible for all ages and abilities. Another hands-on experience is the 7,000 square foot Footsteps Through Time exhibit funded by the National Science Foundation. Visitors can compare primate and hominid skulls and bones, search a "Toolbox" for ancient arrowheads, dig for fossils in a simulated excavation, and see a replica of the largest primate that ever lived.
The museum also promotes cultural awareness through family-friendly events such as its annual Indian Fair and its participation in December Nights with a tribute to the Swedish Community. Summer camps offer half-day adventures including Monkey'n Around, Bone Detective, and Egyptian Adventure for kids in grades 1-4. For additional information, visit the museum's website.