Sunday, September 19, 2010

October Events for Families at the King Tut Exhibition

October is a great month for families at the exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, with Pharaoh’s Family Weekend over the Columbus Day holiday weekend and Tut or Treat on October 30 and 31. Families can visit the exhibition and extend their visit with free games, face painting, and even catch a screening of a mummy-themed movie on Halloween weekend. Information on each event is included below.  

To learn more about this fantastic exhibit, check out Family Travel Forum's King Tut Rises review.

Pharaohs Family Weekend:
Columbus Day Weekend, October 9 – 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

A holiday weekend celebrating great discoveries awaits with free family-friendly activities to complement exhibition visits to Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, including:
  • Egyptian-themed face painting for children
  • Mummy wrapping
  • Hieroglyphic writing
  • Kid friendly games, stories and hand-outs* (see below for full details)

Tut or Treat!
October 30 and 31, during exhibition hours

Every child will receive a free “Tut-too” and the first 100 guests in costume each day will receive a special King Tut memento! DTSX will present three family-friendly Mummy thrillers from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Free showings of the classic films “The Mummy,” “The Mummy’s Hand,” and “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy” with the purchase of an exhibition ticket Saturday and Sunday.

About the Exhibition:

On view at the Discovery Times Square Exposition (DTSX) through January 2, 2011, the exhibition includes 50 exquisite relics found in King Tut’s tomb, with 80 more from the tombs of family members and other royals of his day. In addition to the artifacts, which will give kids a sense of what daily life was like in Tut’s time, the exhibition features an exact replica of Tut’s mummy and forensic information which has helped shape the latest theories on how the Boy King lived and died. Families can extend their Egyptian experience at DTSX with the exciting 3D movie Egypt 3D: Secrets of the Mummies, which follows researchers as they try to solve the mysteries of a cache of Egyptian mummies by piecing together archeological and forensic clues.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
Discovery Times Square Exposition, April 23, 2010Jan. 2, 2011
226 West 44th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)New York, NY 10036

Sunday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last admission 6:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday & Holidays: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (last admission 8:30 p.m.
Holiday hours apply for October 10 (Columbus Day)

For tickets and information: 888.9.TUT.NYC (888.988.8692)

Adult - $29.50
Senior - $26.50
Child - $19.50

Special offers
Family Pack (two adults/two children): $83.50
Golden Ticket: $38.25 – includes exhibition ticket, Mummies 3D film and audio guide
VIP Pass: $75 – no reservations needed for front-of-line exhibition ticket, audio guide, and Mummies 3D movie ticket

(Please note the Golden Ticket and Family Pack offers are only available online)

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