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Ancient Egyptians were just like us — sort of. Explore world-famous artifacts and interactive exhibits at The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Professor Kelsey bought the first object in 1889 and now the museum houses more than 100,000 objects from ancient Mediterranean and Near East civilizations. Children aged 5-12 can learn about the everyday life of the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman worlds through the museum’s Family Day programs. Archaeology of the Ancient World is scheduled October 21 from 1 pm to 3 pm. “Demonstrations, including a mock dig, will entertain and educate children as well as adults,” notes Todd Gerring, the museum’s community outreach supervisor. No registration required. A new special exhibition on conservation and preservation of artifacts starts November 2.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm to 4pm, closed Monday and University holidays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. 434 South State Street. 734-764-9304. www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey