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Family Programs

Read and Look

Join us for Read and Look in the museum galleries on select Saturdays! We will take over a corner of the museum to read a book about the ancient world together. Then we’ll find related artifacts and art on display! This tour is great for our younger visitors, ages 4–8. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The program begins at 2:00 p.m.

August 25In Egyptian Times, by Kate Davies and Alfredo Belli

October 6G is for Gladiator, by Debbie and Michael Shoulders

November 3The Museum, by Susan Verde

December 8Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile, by Tomie dePaola

Family Day | Ancient Cities

On Sunday, October 21, explore the ancient cities of Gabii (Italy), Notion (Turkey), and Olynthos (Greece) through fun, hands-on museum activities. All of our activities will be based on the artifacts found by University of Michigan archaeologists excavating these fascinating cities!

For more details, please call 734-647-4167.

Haunted History Tour

On Saturday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m., kids are welcome to attend a “Haunted History” tour! “Long ago, in a valley far, far away, a boy named Djehutymose, found an ancient tomb, neglected and forlorn, in the great desert. Inside the tomb was a lonely mummy, who had been waiting for someone to remember him....” Come in costume to receive a prize!