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Cleopatra: The Many Stories of the Last Pharaoh of Egypt

Saturday, February 24, at 1:30 p.m.

Travel back in time to the world of Cleopatra to learn some of the many stories of Cleopatra VII, one of the most intriguing women in all of history. We will then work as historians to carefully uncover the many layers of Cleopatra's story, exploring how history is woven from different perspectives.

As we sift through tales from various eras, we'll learn about the art of historiography—how historical narratives are shaped and reshaped over time. Uncover how biases and cultural viewpoints have potentially clouded our perspective of Egypt's last Pharaoh. As a team, we will work to evaluate and contrast these diverse accounts, to separate myth from fact and discover the "true" Cleopatra!

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

Labyrinth Walk

Sunday, February 25, at 1:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore the Rosicrucian Labyrinth, modeled after the famous Chartres Labyrinth in France. Filled with beautiful California native plants, the Rosicrucian Labyrinth leads to the very center of a sacred oak grove. Learn about the history and design of labyrinths through a brief talk, and then join us as we walk the labyrinth together. The workshop begins at the front of the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

Peace Garden Tour

Saturday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m.

The banks of the Nile provided the ancient Egyptians with fertile soils and fresh water to farm wheat, fruits, and herbs that sustained their civilization for millennia. In celebration of their natural abundance, the ancient Egyptians would build elaborate and beautiful gardens that provided a place for family, leisure, and meditation.

We invite you to tour an authentic reproduction of an 18th Dynasty Peace Garden at Rosicrucian Park. We will explore some of the buildings and their uses, learn about the edible and medicinal plants, and meet our beloved fish.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

Forest Bathing Walking Meditation

Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m.

Come bathe in the tranquil beauty of Rosicrucian Park and learn about the practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. In 1982, Japanese researchers discovered that simply being in a forest for short periods of time improved the health of participants. Recent studies have shown that even 20 minutes of mindful presence in an urban park has been shown to significantly improve mood, anxiety, stress levels, feelings of well-being, and to even boost the immune system!

We will walk Rosicrucian Park’s California Native Plant gardens, meet some old trees, and practice mindfulness in an urban forest. Together, we will study basic forest bathing techniques, hone our forest senses, and discover some of the beautiful beings that live in Rosicrucian Park.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

Myths of Ancient Egypt

Saturday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m.

Preserved on their monuments and in their writing, the mythology of the ancient Egyptians has inspired humanity for millennia. We invite you to join us at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum to help us bring some of these myths to life.

In this workshop, our Museum Storyteller will reveal the meaning of some of the most sacred stories and legends related to the deities of ancient Egypt. You will hear the ancient Egyptian creation myths, the dramatic story of Osiris, how beer saved Egypt from an angry lioness, and more.

We then invite you to explore the museum, looking for evidence of these myths in our collection of ancient artifacts.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

The Intelligence and Wisdom of Trees

Sunday, March 10, at 1:30 p.m.

Come meet the Trees of Rosicrucian Park! Founded in 1927, Rosicrucian Park is home to a diverse community of trees from around the world. Join us for a guided walk where we will learn about urban forest ecology, explore the emerging fields of tree intelligence and fungal communication, and learn how humans might need to rethink our relationships with these beautiful organisms.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

Luck, Sacred Symbols, and Amulets

Saturday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m.

Start the day off on a good foot with our museum workshop Luck in Ancient Egypt. Together, we will explore the beautiful symbols and intricate rituals which honored the capricious deities that the Ancient Egyptians worshiped to bring them health, wealth, protection, and happiness.

We will then embark on an expedition through our collection, searching for ancient symbols and working to decode their archaeological significance.

As a lucky treat, we will bring out an Ancient Egyptian lamp artifact and invite you to carefully hold it.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

Harmony, Beauty, and Nature

Sunday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m.

Discover the ancient wisdom of Pythagoras in our workshop, "Harmony, Beauty, and Nature." Dive into the Pythagorean worldview that saw the cosmos as an intricate tapestry of mathematical relationships and harmonious patterns. Explore how Pythagoras' ideas resonate with the natural world, from the spirals of seashells to the orbits of celestial bodies. This interactive session will guide you through the fascinating connections between geometry, music, and the universe, revealing the hidden clockwork that governs all.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

Cats!

Saturday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m.

The ancient Egyptians were the original cat people. Cats can be found in Egyptian tombs, in ancient art, and even found mummified by the thousands as votive offerings. Cats were revered as protectors of grain from mice, warrior goddesses and protectors of children. Killing a cat, even accidentally, was sometimes a capital offense.

Please join us to learn the secrets of why the ancient Egyptians loved the feline form, how cats influenced the ancient Egyptian spiritual beliefs, and even meet a mummified ancient Egyptian cat up close!

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

California Native Plants Tour

Sunday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m.

How much do you know about the biodiversity of our region? We invite you on this relaxing tour of Rosicrucian Park’s six acres of California Native Gardens. Our Master Gardener will reveal some of the fascinating species native to California, along with their wonderful secrets. You will learn how we created a habitat for native pollinators, including attracting four species of hummingbirds, while saving millions of gallons of water per year, helping preserve this precious natural resource. Come learn how you can do this at home.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.

Mummification Apprenticeship

Saturday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m.

The ancient Egyptians believed that the preservation of the human body was critical to safe passage into the afterlife. Beginning with simple burials in the desert sands, the Egyptians created new methods of mummification that prevented the decay of the body for thousands of years. Exquisitely preserved, these ancient Egyptians provide deep insight into the beliefs and lives of Ancient Egyptians while simultaneously challenging us to explore even deeper questions.

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is the current home and resting place of the human remains of four mummified ancient Egyptians. Come learn their stories and much more.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.