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Family Day

"Ancient Egypt" Family Day, March 2018. Photo: Lon Horwedel (Michigan Photography)

Family Day is a biannual, family-friendly event featuring engaging, hands-on activities related to the cultures of the ancient Near East, Greece, Egypt, and Rome!

Discover how people lived in the past by playing ancient games, handling replica artifacts, trying on ancient clothing, and learning to write in new alphabets.

Explore the museum on kid-friendly tours of the museum galleries and learn how to explore the ancient world in continuing activities at home.

Create your own versions of ancient artifacts to take home (like frescoes, mosaics, mummies, toys, jewelry, pottery, hieroglyphs, seals, and more) inspired by the artifacts on display at the Kelsey Museum.

The Museum and Family Day are free and open to the public. Engaging, hands-on activities take place in Newberry Hall. Kid-friendly tours of the exhibition will take place at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 PM.

Upcoming Family Days

Sunday, October 21, 2018 | Discovering Ancient Cities

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

Excavations at Kelsopolis

Does your child dream of becoming an archaeologist or just love to dig? Is your camp group looking for a fun, engaging activity? Join us for Excavations at Kelsopolis, our kid-friendly archaeological mock dig at the Kelsey Museum. This is a great activity for kids ages 5-10 interested in archaeology and history! The Excavations at Kelsopolis program is $2 per child- adults are free.

The program will include:

  • A short tour to see some of our favorite Egyptian artifacts
  • Digging in our mini dig pits to find replica artifacts
  • Sketching what you find just like an archaeologist
  • Practice reassembling artifact replicas

Excavations at Kelsopolis will be available Tuesday–Friday 9:00 AM–3:30 PM from July 3 to 31, 2018.

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