|Life in Ancient Egypt
The museum offers a range of educational programming related to all of its exhibition halls, including Walton
Hall of Ancient Egypt. Resources for schools and groups include tours, classes,
outreach programs, special publications, and an educator's guide. Most programs can be custom-designed to meet the needs
of a specific group. A comprehensive guide to museum programs for schools
and groups is available by calling 412.622.3283 or emailing SteinbergC@carnegiemnh.org. Learn more about our programs at http://www.carnegiemnh.org/programs/educators.
Educator's Guide to Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt
A comprehensive educator's guide supplements Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt and is one of
many resources available to educators and students involved in an exploration
of ancient Egypt. We hope this guide will enhance your
study of ancient Egypt, and better prepare you for a trip to Walton Hall of Ancient
Egypt at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
The printable guide includes detailed background information, a bibliography, a glossary,
and a list of classroom activities. Click here to download the guide.
Tours of the hall can be arranged for children and adults of all ages. Travel back several thousand years to
learn about a pharaoh's boat, examine hands-on artifacts, and explore the ancient Egyptians' religious beliefs, technology, and tools.
Please see the Group Visits website for more information about reserving your school or group tour.
Your students can take a class at the museum on a wide range of natural history and anthropological
topics. Classes are adapted to support the outcomes you need to achieve and are designed to support
the emerging standards in social studies and science. Each class features hands-on opportunities, time for
visiting museum exhibitions, and a take-home activity.
For more information, please visit the Classes page.
The Discovery Room provides a hands-on learning experience and may be reserved for group visits. Activities in the
Discovery Room are appropriate for ages 10 and under. Additional materials are available upon request.
For more information, call 412.622.1950, email ListM@carnegiemnh.org, or visit the Discovery Room online.
The Educational Loan program offers
a thematic loan kit containing replicas of artifacts, slides, and an accompanying
fact sheets, and an educator's guide. For more information, call Pat McShea at 412.622.3292
or email McSheaP@carnegiemnh.org, or visit the Educational Loan Web page.
The museum's Traveling Classroom brings colorful visual aids, artifacts, and touchable materials to your site.
Trained volunteers take students on a "journey" to the Nile River Valley,
where they discover the archaeological evidence uncovered at the ancient village
of Deir el-Medina. The Museum on the Move program provides educational activities for children with special
needs. For more information on either program, please call Chelsey Pucka at 412.353.4660, email PuckaC@carnegiemnh.org, or visit the Traveling Classroom Web page.
Special publications related to Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt include the catalogue Reflections of Greatness: Ancient Egypt at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. An activity
book, Discover Ancient Egypt at The Carnegie, is written for children
of elementary school age. The Carnegie
Series on Egypt contains nine booklets by eminent Egyptologists exploring subjects of general interest:
- Ancient Egyptian Society
- Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians
- Death, Burial, and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
- Language and Writing in Ancient Egypt
- Modern Egypt and Its Heritage
- The Pharaoh's Boat at The Carnegie
- The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt
- A Short History of Ancient Egypt
- Textiles from Medieval Egypt, A.D. 300-1300
To order through the Natural History Store, call Jerry Farber at 412.622.1989 or email FarberG@carnegiemuseums.org.