Step into King Tut’s tomb at the San Diego Natural History Museum!
We were so excited to hear the San Diego Natural History Museum was getting the exhibit, The Discovery of King Tut. It’s been all over Europe already and it says a lot about the Nat and our fine city that we’re the west coast premiere city.
I got to the exhibit bright and early yesterday morning for a sneak peek before the public opening tomorrow. The exhibit encompasses 2 floors and holds over 1,000 reproductions. It’s a huge exhibit and I was giddy when the awesome staff at the Nat equip me with my audio guide and sent me on my merry way.
An intro video sets the stage for entering the “tomb” and seeing all the treasures and artifacts involved. I loved the layout of the exhibit–the rooms were positioned as if you were walking in the actual tomb and discovering King Tut yourself (minus getting cursed for disturbing the tomb right?). It was incredible to see elaborate furniture and treasures stacked on top of each other or the huge sarcophagus in this tiny little stone room.
All the treasures from the tomb were gorgeous! Jewelry, furnishings, vessels and, of course, the most famous mask from Egypt. We seriously need to bring some of this Egyptian style back (thanks to the cool gift shop we can start the movement!).The exhibit was wonderful, enriching, interesting and engaging. And fun! They even had a chance to take a photo with sarcophagi and I was all over that!
Go to the Nat for The Discovery of King Tut. Great for kids, families and anyone interested in history and treasure.
The Discovery of King Tut
San Diego Natural History Museum
October 11-April 26, 2015