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Pyramids, Boats, and Emojis

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Grade Level: 3rd

Our talented team of Museum educators are committed to providing an engaging experience that brings SOL-related content to life for your students. We bring passion and energy to each program to ensure the highest level of impact and retention. To learn more about this program, click on one of the format options listed below.

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Duration: 30 minutes

What do emojis and hieroglyphics have in common? To find out, journey back in time as we explore ancient Egypt’s history, geography, and culture. Using The Mariners’ Collection, students examine artifacts to learn more about ancient Egyptian life. Using modern-day hieroglyphics, students get creative by developing their personal stories. They also complete a folding activity to create a pyramid using a $1 bill.

Most of our virtual education programs are scheduled through ZOOM Cloud-based video conferencing. ZOOM is free to use and requires minimal equipment. For more information, please visit:

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Compare and contrast ancient Egypt with modern society.
  • Analyze and interpret multiple sources.

History (VDOE 2023): 

  • 3abc, 3.2a, 3.4


Payment can be made before the program, or we can invoice following your program.

  • Programs at the Museum are $4.50 per student.
    All adults accompanying a field trip are free.
  • Programs at your location are $4.50 per student.
  • Virtual education programs are $125 per program.

Reservations are required for all programs and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs fill quickly in the fall and spring, so make your reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance.

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