October 12, 2012
Channel Your Inner Indiana Jones At The Penn Museum’s National Archaeology Day Celebration, Saturday, October 20
For the second annual National Archeology Day, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will celebrate by paying tribute to everyone’s favorite fake archeologist-explorer: Indiana Jones.
Join in on a game show, stories from a National Geographic archeologist, touchable artifacts including a real ancient mummy, a kids and family obstacle course, arts and crafts inspired by “Indy”, Monkey Brains and other dishes inspired by the film, a scavenger hunt and archeological discussions.
The obstacles are totally Hollywood-inspired and include a rolling boulder, a snake pit and cobwebs to make you feel like you’re living the real “Indy” experience.
The arts and crafts are also anything but average, as visitors can design their own tomb walls and holy grails throughout the afternoon.
Don’t miss Ann Guinan’s family-oriented program Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Ruby Crown and Paul Mitchell’s Mummification Around the World presentation featuring a table of skulls, organs and other mummification tools at 2 p.m.
Wear an Indiana Jones-style fedora hat and get $2 off museum admission.
Indiana Jones Day
When: Saturday, October 20, 1-4 p.m.
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost: Free with admission; $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (65+) and military personnel; $8 for students and children 6-17; free for children under 6
More info: www.penn.museum.com