Kids will be amazed when they get a glimpse of the treasures from Egypt’s legendary boy king, Tutankhamun, at the Texas Museum of Science & Technology in Cedar Park. Opening to the public on Saturday, November 12, this special exhibit invites you to view artifacts that were discovered after unearthing King Tut’s tomb. See 131 replicas of the pharaoh’s sacred and personal possessions along with associated artifacts such as King Tut’s state chariot, throne, bed, jewelry as well as the iconic golden mummy case, and the bejeweled royal mummy.
This traveling exhibition, Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things From the Pharoh’s Tomb, will be on display through April 2017. It is provided by The Origins Museum Institute and was created by artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It showcases the opulent age of 18th Dynasty Egypt and recreates the richest archaeological find of all time.
The artifacts are grouped in 5 chambers according to aspects of the pharaoh’s life: an introductory hall, the hall of the Discovery, the Private Pharaoh, the Public Pharaoh, and the Sacred Burial. This exhibition is accompanied by ambient music, especially composed to evoke the timeless mystery of the ancient tomb.
Tickets: Tickets may be purchased online here or at the box office. Tickets are $18 for adults (18+), $16 for seniors (62+), students (18+ with student ID), and youth (12-17), and $12 for children aged 5-11. Admission price includes all the exhibits as well as the planetarium.
Hours & Location: The museum hours are Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The museum is located at 1220 Toro Grande Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613. For more information, please visit www.txmost.org.
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