THINGS TO DO

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 19 – 12:30 p.m.
Tombs of Eternity: A Curator’s Tour
A tour with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Egyptologist, Dr. Denise Doxey.
Gallery A

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.
Northern Salon

January 17, 18 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Explore the mysteries of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Northern Salon

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
Tickets: $5

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.
Theatre
Tickets: $5

February 28, March 1 – 1. to 4 p.m.
Egyptian Adornments
Design and create your own Egyptian-inspired jewellery.
Northern Salon

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.
Theatre
Tickets: $5

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.
Theatre
Tickets: $5

April 18 and 19 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Egyptian Adornments
Ancient Egyptians were renowned for their jewellery and adornments. Join us as we help you to design and create your own Egyptian-inspired jewellery.
Northern Salon

May 24 – 2 p.m.
Ancient Egyptian's World Vision
University of Ottawa professor Dr J.H.F. Dijkstra discusses Ancient Egyptian religion.
Cascades Salon
Tickets: $5

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.
Cascades Salon
Free with Museum admission

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Civilization.