World Columbian Exposition (1893)

Taking the Kids -- to the American Museum of Natural History

Taking the Kids -- to the American Museum of Natural History

What's his story? What's hers?

That's what we invariably want to know about people when we first meet them, whether we're kids or adults.

But that usually doesn't apply to people who lived thousands of years ago. Now, the new exhibition Mummies at the American Museum of Natural History, featuring 18 mummies, including children, one of the largest collections of mummies in North America, gives us a rare glimpse into lives and cultures of the past, thanks to 21st-century tools and technologies. The exhibit runs until Jan. 7, 2018.

This exhibit also showcases "how we are trying to save the past for the future," says...

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