What a great treat that the exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs opened at Pacific Science Center and chose Seattle to be their final stop in North America. It has been over 30 years after the first King Tut exhibition captivated Seattle and brings back the magic and mystery of the boy king returning to the Pacific Northwest with an a great selection of treasures and more than twice the number of artifacts.
“This is an exciting time for not only Pacific Science Center, but for our state and region”
The exhibition features more than 100 artifacts from the tomb of King Tut and sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Most of these artifacts have never been on display in the United States before this exhibition.
GETTING TO THE EXHIBIT
Due to the high volume of events around Seattle Center during the Science Center’s King Tut exhibition opening weekend, please be aware that traffic conditions will be congested and heavier than usual. For more information regarding road conditions and alternative modes of transportation to the Seattle Center, please visit SDOT or WSDOT.
EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is organized by National Geographic and Arts & Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust is a proud cultural partner. American Airlines is the official airline of the exhibition. The exhibition in Seattle is sponsored by Seattle’s Convention & Visitors Bureau.
TICKETS AND INFORMATION
For further information and ticket details please visit kingtut.org or pacificsciencecenter.org. Discounted tickets for Pacific Science Center members and groups of 10 or more are available. Groups interested in purchasing tickets can call 206-443-3611. The exhibition runs through Jan. 6, 2013.
ABOUT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER
Located under the arches near the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center serves approximately one million guests on site and more than 300,000 students, teachers and families throughout Washington state each year. Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World’s Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. Pacific Science Center is committed to providing accessibility for all guests. For detailed information about our facility and services, please visit pacificsciencecenter.org.
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