Family–fun inside the exhibition
Discover the secrets of life and death in Ancient Egypt through a variety of fun family-oriented activities. When you enter Tombs of Eternity, Museum volunteers will give you an overview of the exhibition and give you a hieroglyphic message to decode during your visit. You will also have a chance to try Egyptian costumes and makeup, learn about Egyptian fashion and hairstyles and about hieroglyphs.
Related programming and events
Complement your experience through a series of unique performances, lectures and interpretive programming designed to immerse you into Ancient Egypt.
December 27 to 29 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Protective Amulets Workshop
Make your own Egyptian-inspired amulet to bring you protection and luck.
January 17, 18 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore the mysteries of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
January 18 – 2 p.m. (French)
Pyramids and Pharaohs: Adapting Architecture to Concepts of the Afterlife
Jean Revez of the Université de Québec à Montréal discusses the Great Pyramids of Giza. Theatre
February 5 – 7 to 9 p.m.
An Evening at the Museum: Tastes and Sounds of Egypt
Enjoy traditional Egyptian food, drink and music during this enchanting and informative evening of Egyptian delights!
Northern and Southern Salons
Tickets: $20 (Includes access to the Museum.)
February 12 – 7 p.m.
Lecture: Discoveries in Egypt
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Egyptologist Dr. Lawrence Berman discusses archaeological fieldwork in the Valley of the Kings.
February 28, March 1 – 1. to 4 p.m.
Design and create your own Egyptian-inspired jewellery.
March 22 – 2 p.m (french)
An uncommon reign : Pharaoh Akhenaten
Dr. Jean Revez discusses the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his religious and artistic innovations.
April 16 - 7 p.m.
Mummies in Egypt, Canada and Beyond
Dr. Jerome Cybulski, the Museum’s Curator of Physical Anthropology, discusses intentional and unintentional mummification of the dead in earlier cultures.
April 18 and 19 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ancient Egyptians were renowned for their jewellery and adornments. Join us as we help you to design and create your own Egyptian-inspired jewellery.
May 24 – 2 p.m.
Ancient Egyptian's World Vision
University of Ottawa professor Dr J.H.F. Dijkstra discusses Ancient Egyptian religion.
July 17 – 1:30 (English)
Coffee & Conversation: The Making of Tombs of Eternity
Join museum archaeologist and curator Dr. Matthew Betts for a special tour and share his insights into the complexities of this special exhibition's design process.
Free with Museum admission