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    "Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs" | The de Young Museum

    Travel & Day Trips

    When: Thursday, 10/13/2022 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Where: Off Campus

    OFJCC Palo Alto

    Visit the extraordinary new exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. This state-of-the-art exhibition features the greatest collection of Ramses II objects and Egyptian jewelry ever to travel to the United States. The de Young is one of only three U.S. venues to show this exhibit.

    Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great, was the most celebrated and powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom—Egypt's golden age. Believed to be a god on Earth, he ruled for 67 years as part of the 19th Dynasty, erecting enormous temples, obelisks and statues and expanding Egypt's empire. Along with the pharaoh's colossal royal sculpture, the exhibition highlights recently-discovered animal mummies and treasures from the royal tombs of Dahshur and Tanis.

    Also at the de Young, you will be able to see the Faith Ringgold: American People exhibit. Direct from its New York premiere, it is a retrospective of one of the most influential figures in American art.

    COVID Safety Protocols:
    Proof of COVID vaccination with ID is required. Masks are to be worn at all times. The safety protocols are subject to change and will be updated as needed.

    This excursion is offered at a greatly reduced price due to the generous support from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.

    For Adults 65+
    Thursday, October 13, 2022
    9:30 AM–4:00 PM
    Check-in at 9:30 AM in the lower lobby of the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall | Please be punctual and allow sufficient time for parking; the bus leaves soon after check-in.

    To register for the trip, contact the Customer Service Desk at (650) 223-8700.
    If you are a current member of the de Young Museum, contact Michelle Rosengaus before registering with your museum member number to qualify for a discount.

    Price includes round-trip transportation by private coach from the OFJCC and museum ticket
    No host lunch at the museum cafe

    Refund Policy: $20 non-refundable cancellation fee until September 15. No refunds after this date.
    If you need personal assistance of any kind, you must bring an escort.
    If you want to sit with a friend, or need special accommodations, please contact Michelle Rosengaus at [email protected] or (650) 223-8616.

    OFJCC Palo Alto

    Opportunity for an Extra Virtual Experience (not included in ticket):

    Ramses & Nefertari: Journey to Osiris

    This is an optional, immersive virtual-reality experience at an extra $20 charge. It offers a breathtaking tour of two of Ramses's most impressive monuments: Abu Simbel and Nefertari's tomb.

    Disclaimer: This attraction allows audiences to enter a photo-real world of Ramses the Great, using goggles and sitting in the Positron Voyager Chair, a virtual-reality platform that moves and vibrates. Persons with the following conditions should not participate: pacemaker or other implanted medical device, severe motion sickness or vertigo, fear of enclosed spaces and other conditions that may be aggravated by this experience. There are some 15 chairs in a room.

    The experience lasts 10.5 minutes in length.

    The maximum guest height is 6'5" and maximum guest weight is 330 lbs.

    If you are interested in this extra virtual experience, contact Michelle Rosengaus directly ASAP to pay $20 with a credit card at [email protected]. The deadline to order these special tickets is September 25.


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