McClung Museum Hosts Free Family Programs on Ancient Egypt this Month

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Mask From a Cat Mummy, Roman Period, First Century AD, McClung Museum: 1999. 4.1, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Galal El-Sayad, 1999.

Families and community members are invited to explore and enjoy free family events throughout May at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

A free stroller tour will be held on Monday, May 18. The 10:00–11:00 a.m. event will include a tour and activity in the museum’s Ancient Egypt gallery. Parents and caregivers with toddlers or babies are invited to meet in the museum’s lobby before taking the tour. The event is part of a monthly series of free stroller tours that allow parents and caregivers to interact with one another and museum staff without the worry of disrupting other visitors.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary and are first-come, first-served. Online registration is preferred and is available online. Participants also may call the museum at 865-974-2144 to make a reservation.

On Saturday, May 30, the museum also will offer a free family fun day in the Ancient Egypt gallery. The 1:00–4:00 p.m. event will feature activities, tours, and a craft for children to take home. All materials will be provided. The program is free and open to the public and reservations are not necessary.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive on the weekdays. Free parking is available on the weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is also available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line.

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CONTACTS:

Debbie Woodiel (865-974-2144, woodield@utk.edu)

Stacy Palado (865-974-2143, spalado@utk.edu)