"Ancient Adventures" summer programs for families at the Springfield Museums will continue the week of July 11 with activities centered on ancient Africa and Egypt.
"Ancient Adventures" programs are sponsored by Bank of America and the Eugene A. Dexter Charitable Fund through the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted. Daily, Tuesday through Friday: Ongoing – Go on a scavenger hunt through the new gallery and win a prize. Noon-3:30 p.m. – Make take-home crafts and meet costumed characters from ages past. Noon-3:45 p.m. – Hands-on Family Science Adventures 1, 2 & 3 p.m. – Planetarium shows (additional fee) Noon- 4 p.m. – Try on costumes and make "ancient art." Tuesday, July 11 Noon-3:30 p.m. – Make an Egyptian headdress. Wednesday, July 12 12:30 p.m. – Storyteller Abigail Jefferson shares traditional African tales. Noon-3:30 p.m. – Make a model of the three pyramids at Giza. Thursday, July 13 Noon-3:30 p.m. – Make an elephant stick puppet and help wrap a mummy. Friday, July 14 12:30 p.m. – Get up close to Egyptian objects during Paulette Morin's Having Fun With Pyramids & Pharaohs. Noon-3:30 p.m. – Make an African ceremonial mask and help wrap a mummy. Future programs in the "Ancient Adventures" series are: July 18-21: Ancient India July 25-28: Ancient China August 1-4: Ancient Greece & Rome August 8-11: The Ancient Americas