First we see the exhibit: "See archaeologists uncover the city of builders of the world's first skyscrapers: the pyramids. Who were the tens of thousands of people who built these massive structures? Modern science illuminates our understanding of the ancient past." Then we go to cafe/restaurants inside the museum for lunch/snacks for 30 min. I actually have been to Egypt long time ago and lived there for 6 months for my anthropological pilot work. It's nice to revisit the "Lost Egypt" in Boston.
After lunch, we plan to see the imax film:
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (1 pm : 50 min)
Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, this film follows explorers and researchers as they piece together fascinating archaeological and genetic clues. Experience the dramatic re-creation of a late 19th-century discovery: a cache of 40 royal mummies, including 12 Egyptian kings, in a single tomb. Then, using what we've learned from ancient remains, present-day Egyptologists and DNA scientists make an equally exciting discovery that could have huge implications for understanding the evolution of modern diseases.
After the imax movie, individuals are free to go to other exhibits, Butterfly Garden (extra $3-5) etc.
you have to be a mathematician or scientist to understand their admission price system in the website. Anyway, there are a couple of options for you:
1) The cost for Exhibit Hall ($22) and imax movie ($5 add on) = $27 in total. You have to go to the website and reserve the imax movie and pay altogether to get this ticket or buy them when you get there (maybe a big line for the purchase).
2) If you are sure to attend and looking for some group discounts, please e-mail me.
Free street parking near North Pond Blvd/Education St near the Museum on Sunday, if you can find a spot. Parking place near Lechmere T station (East street) is around $5.85 for a whole day.
A CAT scan of an Egyptian mummy from the second century. Researchers at the University of Illinois scanned the mummy one "slice" at a time, and then used this data to put together a 3-D computer model of the body.