The Egyptians had their pyramids and burial chambers filled with goods they thought they’d need in the afterlife. Chinese emperors were buried with a full size army. Fortunately this army was made of terracotta, but 8,000 soldiers strong.
(Tickets and discount ticket information at the bottom)
If you’re thinking of seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit (read our Dead Sea Scrolls with Kids review here), now’s the time to click “buy.” Groupon has a deal for through Sunday where you can get tickets for $10-15 each. You can see the list of Dead Sea Scrolls deals and discounts available daily here, but bottom line is you’re not going to get a ticket for less than $20 on a normal day, and here there are no additional fees. At the box office, Dead Sea tickets are $27 for adults and $19.50 for kids.
The Dead Sea Scroll exhibition tells the story of the foundation of three religions, in terms of ancient texts and times. The scrolls are more than 2,000 years old, written mostly before Jesus’s time.
When you enter, you’ll be in the room above, pictures/movies that change depending on what your guide is telling you. You’ll hear about the three jars – their origin and times, while seeing scenes of Israel and the area in historical context – the Dead Sea, digging at an archaeological site, the Western Wall, and more.
Those of us with kids in New Jersey public schools look forward to a two day school break in November, for the teachers’ convention. You can either sit around at home, or take off in the car or on a plane for a family trip.
It’s not too late to plan something! If you haven’t yet thought of what to do, I rounded up some great links to vacations in driving distance of New Jersey, provided by seasoned fellow bloggers and travel writers. Let me know where you plan to go!
You’ve seen CSI the show (or maybe you haven’t). Now try it for yourself. CSI: the Experience is making its way around the country, and is in Discovery Times Square (I’m not sure of the ending date, though it is a limited engagement).
The exhibition has three scenarios (crime scenes). While we were able to go through all three (we had to complete one circuit and then go back to the entrance again), my understanding is that this is not the case any longer, and that you have to pay an additional fee to go through a second scenario.
Over Columbus Day weekend, we had the opportunity to be hosted at the Muse Hotel in Times Square, a place my parents looked into staying when they visited recently. It’s a Kimpton Hotel, which is a good thing in my eyes. We’ve stayed at Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco and recommended them to friends who were visiting when we lived there. Kimpton Hotels have an off-beat style, with complementary wine hours and other fun amenities. Plus their decorating is awesome.
Phineas and Ferb are headed to Times Square on Monday morning, to promote their upcoming Disney Channel movie (August) and do a show for you! While you’re there, you can check out the 27 foot Airstream trailer – inside are games and “Perry-oke.” The bus is outfitted as Phineas’ and Ferb’s teal-colored pet platypus, complete with bill, tail and googly eyes.
Here are the details:
WHO: Phineas and Ferb characters, Dan Povenmire (creator/executive producer & “Dr. Doofenshmirtz”), Swampy Marsh (creator/executive producer & “Major Monogram”), Alyson Stoner (“Isabella”), Dee Bradley Baker (“Perry”) and Disney executives.
WHAT: “Perry the Platy-Bus On Tour” to kick off the Disney Channel Original movie (Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension) debuting August 5 on the Disney Channel, and on ABC on August 20. you can also get pictures taken with the characters.
There will be a short performance and song/musical number by the characters, and then fans can go into the bus for games/singing. Radio Disney will be onsite as well. The bus will make its way across the country, ending in Los Angeles.
WHEN: Monday, July 11, 2011, starting at 10 a.m. Check out the bus from 10:30 to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Times Square, 1500 Broadway (between 44th & 45th Street)