Presented in conjunction with the exhibit
Gladiators: Heroes of the Coliseum
Take your children on a holiday to ancient Rome in the air-conditioned comfort of the Houston Museum of Natural Science to discover how a boy or girl would have lived.
Tour the tent of a Roman soldier from Legio 13 to discover whatlife was like in the army.
March with the Roman army.
Excavate prepared archaeological digs to discover how archaeologists learn about the past.
Participate in craft and science activities.
Learn about ancient technology by helping to erect a Roman arch.
Play Roman games
Houston Museum of Natural Science,
5555 Hermann Park Drive
An accidental find in York reveals the world’s best preserved Roman gladiatorial burial ground. Archaeologists unearthed a staggering 80 sets of remains
The USS Houston Survivors’ and Next Generation Association will hold its annual Memorial Service at the USS Houston Monument. In addition to local officials, Australian, British and Dutch officials will speak at the service which honors the veterans of the ABDA forces (Australian, British, Dutch, and American) who fought together in the Pacific theater during World War II. Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby, in downtown Houston. The public is invited.
In the early morning of March 1, 1942, under a clear sky and a full moon, the Japanese Imperial navy sank the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth in the battle of Sunda Strait
The Australian National Maritime Museum’s banner display of the exhibition “Guardians of Sunda Strait – the World War II loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston,” will fly on the mighty Battleship Texas.
Some of the magnificent statues, pillars, temples, and reliefs uncovered at Göbekli Tepe date back an astonishing 14,000 years.
How did a boy or girl live in ancient Egypt?
Join us to find out through activities specially devised for children and families.
EXCAVATE the household of a tomb builder at a mock dig.
OPERATE a giant lever used by Egyptians to water their fields.
PLAY an Egyptian game.
WRITE your name in hieroglyphs
ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE!
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home! Join us at Pioneer Day at Jesse Jones Park. Visit our tent for hands-on activities, crafts, bone identification, and a mock-excavation. Discover how Texans lived after they began to transform the frontier into farms and create homes of their own.
At Pioneer Day, re-enactors demonstrate settler life in Stephen F. Austin’s colony during the 1820s and early 1830s. Old-fashioned crafts, music, demonstrations, and period re-enactments bring the homestead to life. From 12-1 pm, you will have the chance to hear the Houston School of Irish Music Band.
How could dragons—imaginary animals—exist in cultures
all over the world? For millennia, storytellers have recounted tales about mysterious creatures, but the vivid human imagination is only part of the story.
KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou
International Archaeology Day
Does Houston have ancient history? You bet!
Join AIA and the UH Applied Archaeology Program at Buffalo Bayou on KBR Kids Day and to celebrate International Archaeology Dayand to learn about the archaeology of Houston’s history.
EXCAVATE a prepared dig to learn about ancient life in Houston
SEE artifacts to learn about ancient technology
CRAFT a Karankawa necklace
SPIN the wheel tolearn about archaeology and win a prize
Buffalo Bayou at Sabine Street Bridge (Sabine Promenade – 105 Sabine Street,77007, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive. Parking at City Lot H at Sabine Street and Memorial Drive and Lot C, Memorial Drive and Houston Avenue).
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An Australian adventure for the whole family awaits!
An interactive program introduces children to the world of Aboriginal Australia. Excavate a recreation of an Aboriginal site, make a necklace using Australian seeds, create copies of Aboriginal art on a rock wall and then make your own copy of ancient rock art, grind seeds for food, and toss a boomerang
Deeply held beliefs helped the Maya position themselves in the cosmos.