Ben and I are so excited to share with you all a fun field trip we had the privilege to take. We went the the Children's Museum of Indianapolis to see the King Tut exhibit! This traveling exhibit is just amazing! And the best part....we were able to go completely free of charge thanks to the generosity of the museum and a grant that paid for school groups. I planned this field trip for my local field trip group I have had for 4 years now. Over a 2 day period, more than 125 homeschooled kids and their parents were able to enjoy this exhibit for free.
Ben has been a fan of history since we began homeschooling and, like most children his age, ancient history is at the top of his favorites list. I'm not sure he really "got" the significance of what he was seeing, but he enjoyed it all very much, just the same. If your family is given the opportunity to see this exhibit, don't miss it!
I wish we could have taken pictures inside of the exhibit, but of course that was a huge no-no. You should now that you will not see King Tut's sarcofagus or any of his remains. They are not apart of the exhibit, you'll have to go to Cairo to see those! Ben thought that would have been kind of gross anyway! What you will see are many Egyptian artifacts, along with items discovered in King Tut's tombs. From art work to busts, to jewelry and gold sandals, from statues to death masks, you'll find this exhibit both interesting and haunting.
Here's a video you can take a peak at to get an idea of what the exhibit is like...