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New ancient Egyptian-themed kids' discovery room opening Saturday at museum

January 16, 2007

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A new ancient Egyptian-themed kids' discovery room is opening at the Museum of the Rockies on Saturday, Jan. 20. To celebrate the arrival of the exhibit, "King Tut: 'Wonderful Things' from the Pharaoh's Tomb" that will be on display from March 3 through Sept. 3, the Martin Discovery Room is being redesigned with an Egyptian theme.

Children will be able to excavate Egyptian treasures in a dig pit and learn about hieroglyphics. They can also try on costumes, play with toys and read books, all with an Egyptian theme.

An adult must accompany children using the discovery room. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and admission is included in the standard museum admission rate.

The Museum of the Rockies is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the winter and spring. Admission for museum members is free and for non-members is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 through 18, and free for children 4 and under. Planetarium features are free for members and $3 for non-members.

For more information, call 994-2251 or visit museumoftherockies.org.