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Guide to King Tut Exhibit at Pacific Science Center

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Step into one of history’s most treasured stories in Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs, at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center from May 24, 2012-January 6, 2013. The exhibition features more than 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. You’ll see breathtaking treasures from King Tut’s tomb, including the golden sandals found on his mummy – and the largest image of Tut ever unearthed, a 10-foot statue found at the remains of a funerary temple. Encounter artifacts from other powerful rulers and learn about the pharaohs in both the earthly and divine worlds.

It’s also the final US showing of the exhibition that has captivated millions of visitors since 2008! The exhibit will feature an almost entirely new selection of treasures and more than twice the number of artifacts since its first visit to the Pacific Northwest more than 30 years ago. This will be the last chance for you to see authentic treasures of King Tut and the 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history in this exhibition anywhere in the US!

You can also add to your experience by one (or more) of these:

Audio Guide: For $6 ($5 for members), enhance your experience with an audio guide narrated by Harrison Ford. The audio guide is available for sale in advance or onsite at Pacific Science Center.

IMAX FILM: Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. These relics of the past create a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. In addition to increasing our understanding of the culture, religion, medicine, and daily life thousands of years ago, scientists today are reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts to gain insight into modern human genetics and advance medical treatments. To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization. 40 min. Rated G.

IMAX FILM: Mysteries of Egypt
Mysteries of Egypt transports audiences to a distant time and place where the Nile River Valley cuts an emerald swath through the desert sands. With its dedicated team of scientists, Mysteries of Egypt explores the magnificent architectural feats, awe-inspiring legends and amazing history of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Float down the lush Nile and soar over the Valley of the Kings, as stars Omar Sharif and Kate Maberly explore the latest discoveries and uncover many of the mysteries that surround these ancient peoples. 38 min. Not Rated.

There are also Hotel Packages that include VIP tickets, so you can stay right downtown! The VIP packages are the only way to order undated, untimed tickets, which allow you to avoid the lines like a VIP. Click HERE for hotel accommodation information.

The King Tut exhibit admission requires a timed ticket entry. Entry times occur every 15 minutes. Advance reservations are strongly recommended and are available by calling 800.664.8775 or clicking HERE. You can also visit the Box Office at the Pacific Science Center and to purchase your tickets.

The Pacific Science Center is located at:
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.443.2001
http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

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