through september 5, 2016

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Journey Through Time

to the mysterious world of Ancient Egypt

The Discovery of King Tut recreates the awe and marvel of the moment of discovery—enter an overwhelming treasure trove, discover new worlds and new wonders, learn about and study the treasures—it's an experience for all the senses. Using state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition recreates a piece of the fascinating, bygone exotic empire on the Nile.

The tomb and treasures of Tutankhamun have been faithfully reconstructed to scale, giving visitors a realistic impression of the overwhelming opulence of the offerings meant to serve the king on his magical journey into the Underworld. More than 1,000 replicas of the most important finds have been reconstructed by master Egyptian craftsmen using traditional techniques, and can be admired at the exhibition.

State-of-the-art multimedia technology provides exhibit goers information and a vivid illustration of the culture and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians—their cult of the dead, deities, dynasties, and mysterious hieroglyphic script. Of course, the focus of the exhibition lies on Tutankhamun himself. As part of the experience, every visitor will enjoy a fully-immersive audio tour, with both child and adult versions available.



Tutankhamun was one of the most enigmatic figures in Egyptian history. He was descended from the 18th dynasty, which established the New Kingdom and led it during a period in which the arts flourished.
As the son of the god-king Akhenaten, Tutankhamun became pharaoh at the tender age of eight, but died under mysterious circumstances at about the age of 19.

His successors erased his name from all monuments, meaning he was not recorded on any list of kings and faded into obscurity. Unknown and forgotten, he lay for almost three and a half millennia in the Valley of Kings until British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his tomb in 1922.  


The burial and treasure chambers shown at this exhibition cannot be seen in this form anywhere else in the world – not even in Egypt, because Tutankhamun’s original tomb in the Valley of Kings has now been almost completely emptied.

Tutankhamun’s treasures are now cordoned off behind glass in the display cabinets of the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo. The impression of space made by the tomb in its original state can only be experienced at this exhibition: virtual archaeology makes accessible worlds that no longer exist.


Adult: $10
Senior (60+), Military, College Student with ID: $9
Youth (3-18): $7  
General Public
Adult: $19
Senior (60+), Military, College Student with ID: $17
Youth (3-18): $15
• Purchase a Tut exhibit ticket and add a National Geographic GIANT Screen documentary film at a reduced rate.
• Add a film $5
Group Tickets
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Hours of Operation

Through September 2016

Monday through Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Plan for your Tut Experience
Please plan on spending at least 90 minutes exploring this exhibit.

Photos are welcome! But no flash photography.

Adults, kids and babies are welcome in the exhibit, but no strollers, backpacks, cats, dogs, food, drinks, or casseroles!

Photo Gallery

Select images from the Exhibition's European Tour

Highlights and Testimonials

The Discovery of King Tut begins with an introduction to ancient Egypt and Howard Carter, the man who discovered Tut's tomb. The exhibition does a wonderful job of giving the viewer a sense of how the tomb looked, using replicas, when it was discovered by Carter. With the aid of a well done audio guide and exhibits, the exhibition felt a little like a documentary brought to life, taking you on a journey. In a final room, all of the replica treasures are shown in much the way you would see them in a museum. Very engaging.
> StockholmKindaGuy
The exhibit is excellent, the kids were really amazed.
> Janice, KU Talent Search
Utilizing more than 1,000 reproductions of the treasures discovered in the undisturbed tomb, the exhibition provides an unparalleled presentation of not only Carter’s experience of entering the burial chamber for the first time, but also of 18th dynasty Egyptian History.
> San Diego Metropolitan Magazine
GREAT EXHIBIT! So glad we got to see it! Loved having the personal ‘tour’ on the hand-held device. So great to do a tour that way as people could go through at their own pace. Got the pyramids and even was able to get myself a scarab which apparently are back in stock. . . All in all the ladies enjoyed themselves. I’ll be singing the praises and recommending this exhibit to everyone. Very, very interesting.
> Lara and Larissa Goodwin
King Tutankhamun, the boy pharaoh, remains a topic of enduring fascination. Expect to be dazzled.
> San Diego Union-Tribune
We loved it! I have never seen my kids so quiet and fascinated with something like that! Normally they get bored and lose interest, but not this one! Thank you so much for this experience.
> Kandi Slocum
Tours of handfuls of Tut artifacts have been wildly popular over the years. Never before, however, has a complete re-creation been accomplished on this scale.
> Columbia Daily Tribune