Sunday, April 27: Ancient Earth

Families with kids ages 5-12 can head to the University of Chicago's nifty Oriental Institute museum to learn about Earth Day, ancient-Egyptian-style. How the people of this civilization cared for the planet? Find out today, along with other activities&#8212such as drawing hieroglyphs for nature and creating an Egyptian game from recycled materials. Bring your own empty egg carton&#8212you probably have a few of those lying around at this time of year!<br>When: 2-4 p.m.<br>Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. (773-702-9507, <a href="http://oi.uchicago.edu/">oi.uchicago.edu</a>)<br>Cost: Free; advance registration recommended
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Families with kids ages 5-12 can head to the University of Chicago's nifty Oriental Institute museum to learn about Earth Day, ancient-Egyptian-style. How the people of this civilization cared for the planet? Find out today, along with other activities—such as drawing hieroglyphs for nature and creating an Egyptian game from recycled materials. Bring your own empty egg carton—you probably have a few of those lying around at this time of year!
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. (773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu)
Cost: Free; advance registration recommended

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