Free day Aug. 24 at Peabody Museum

One of New Haven’s great museums, the Yale Peabody, will present “Summer’s Last Roar,” its 5th annual end-of-summer free admission day, on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Programs on ancient Egypt as well as puppet shows and interpretive science exhibits will be presented throughout the day.

Free admission will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interpretive guides will be stationed in the featured exhibition, “Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs,” showcasing 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history.

Puppeteer Betty Baisden will present a new show, “Roxi’s Escapade in Ancient Egypt,” at 11 a.m. and noon.

The Museum is at 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. Free parking is available in the Peabody lot and adjacent Yale lots, the entrance to which is one block north of the museum at the intersection of Whitney and Humphrey Streets.

Phyllis Boros