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Peace Garden Care Workshop

Join us every Saturday in June from 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM with our special gardening workshop! We will learn about ancient methods of gardening and then work together while enjoying the harmony of the Rosicrucian Peace Garden. Please wear clothes and shoes appropriate for light gardening.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

Rosicrucian Peace Garden Tour

Saturday, June 15, 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.

The Color of Nature & The Nature of Color

Sunday, June 16, at 1:30 p.m.

In this workshop, we'll explore the science behind color perception and how the evolution of language has broadened our color spectrum. Participants will engage in activities to learn how our eyes and brain interpret colors, and how training can enhance our ability to discern more hues. We will then walk Rosicrucian Park in its full spring bloom to see how we can "see" more colors with patience and mindfulness. Discover the blend of biology, history, and training that can expand how you see the world!

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

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

Scribe School

Saturday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m.

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum invites all aspiring poets, tax collectors, and tomb painters to enroll in Scribe School!

Scribes worked tirelessly to record every detail of ancient life. Starting at a young age, scribes would begin the process of learning over 700 unique hieroglyphic characters, as well as the hieratic and demotic forms of the Egyptian written language. Once fully trained, a scribe could expect to join an elite class of scholars in charge of documenting and running the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

If you feel yourself drawn to the literary life and aspire for greatness, enroll in Scribe School at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Scribes will be given basic instruction in writing in Hieroglyphics, correct posture and form, and will then create their own personal cartouche.

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum.

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

Forest Bathing

Sunday, June 23, 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.

Cleopatra: The Many Stories of the Last Pharaoh of Egypt

Saturday, June 29, 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, June 30, 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.