Egypt Exhibit to Stay in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS-The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest museum for children and families, has incorporated its comprehensive $8 million exhibit on Egypt as part of their permanent collection, reports ALO magazine. The exhibit, Take Me There: Egypt, “is a cultural immersion that helps foster acceptance, awareness and respect of world cultures," according to a report in the magazine.

This includes a simulated EgyptAir flight to the capital Cairo, and a 13,000 square-foot exhibit depicting daily Egyptian life of a rural home and an urban apartment. There is also an interactive coffeehouse, herbalist shop, and grocery shopping center display to demonstrate Arab cultural nuances that are otherwise usually misunderstood in the West, intended to help children appreciate the culture, the report explains. Children can also experiment with Egyptian instruments, calligraphy and crafts, and learn Arabic phrases. The Indianapolis Museum has also recently advised Egypt’s first lady Suzanne Mubarak in the planning of a new children’s museum in Cairo.