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Wonders of the Nile

Wonders of the NileRivers have affected the land and peoples of many civilizations. Explore how seasonal changes affected how ancient peoples lived along the banks of the Nile. Using tomb paintings and stream table models, students will discover why the Nile was and is still considered the lifeblood of Egypt.

LEARNING LAB MAX: 30 students per lab session, with 2 lab sessions available per hour
TIME: 50 minutes
GRADE: Designed for Kindergarten - grade 2
COST: $6 per lab, per student. This does not include museum admission.


  • The flooding of rivers, such as the Nile River, cause changes in the land including erosion and deposition.
  • Ancient Egyptians made practical use of the Nile River's yearly flooding.
  • Plants need water, nutrients, and the sun to live and grow.
  • Observe changes and be able to describe them.



Life Science - Observe a natural system or its model, and identify living and nonliving components in that system. - Recognize that plants need space, water, nutrients and air, and that they fulfill these needs in different ways.

The Nature of Science and Engineering - Recognize that tools are used by people, including scientists and engineers, to gather information and solve problems. - Understand that everybody can use evidence to learn about the natural world, identify patterns in nature, and develop tools.

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Learning Labs are available for school groups at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, from September to May. Minimum/Maximum class size: 18/30 students. Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance for Learning Labs. To make your reservation, fill out the Field Trip Reservation Request, email , or call (651) 221-9444 Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.