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His Tomb, His Treasures, The Breathtaking Recreation
Open from May 27, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Walk in the footsteps of archaeologist Howard Carter and experience the tomb and all its treasure as they were at the moment of discovery. The special exhibition will feature a total of 1,000 breathtaking recreations that were scientifically and expertly hand-crafted over five years by leading Egyptian artisans.
Experience what the tomb of King Tutankhamun was like at the moment of discovery in 1922. This exhibition allows you to experience the background of this historic discovery, and to get to know the most important artifacts through stunning and scientifically produced reconstructions. These remarkable, individual presentations allow you to experience the treasures of King Tut’s tomb without compromising the fragile originals, most of which are not permitted to leave Egypt.
In this exhibition, you will learn about the wider culture of ancient Egypt with fascinating insights into the Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife, and their efforts to overcome their fate and conquer death. A three-dimensional, astonishingly accurate recreation of the excavation site allows you to marvel at the exquisite breathtaking burial treasure ensuring that you leave The Discovery of King Tut exhilarated by having seen something very special in an experience you’ll never forget.
In order to best experience The Discovery of King Tut, please allow at least 90 minutes. The following times are estimated, and provided for your convenience. Your actual times may vary:
Audio Guide Orientation and First Room: 10-20 minutes
Video and Audio Guided Tour: 35 minutes
Final Room and Audio Guide Return: 35 minutes
Visitors will exit through the King Tut Gift Shop.
Note: All children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 adult per every 5 children 8 and under.
Q: Are headphones provided with the audio guides?
A: No, you hold the audio guides up to your ear like a phone. You can purchase earbuds from our kiosks, or bring your traditional audio-jack style headphones from home if you prefer.
Q: Can I bring food and drink into the exhibit?
A: No food or drink are allowed in the exhibit. Please dispose of your food and drinks prior to entering the exhibit.
Q: What is the age range for the Discovery of King Tut?
A: While all ages are welcome, we strongly feel that The Discovery of King Tut is best experienced by children and adults ages 8 and up. The exhibit lacks the kind of hands-on interactivity that younger children may be accustomed too, and much of the experience is dark and quiet.
Q: Are there restrooms in the exhibit?
A: No restrooms are available within The Discovery of King Tut. The nearest available restrooms can be found in the lobby near the gift shop. The video and tour section of the exhibit takes nearly 40 minutes and cannot be restarted from the middle, so we encourage our guests to plan accordingly.
Q: Will I be able to get into Tut immediately with my ticket?
A: Even with tickets, there will be a small wait to enter the exhibit. All guests must be instructed in the operation of the audio guides. Please plan accordingly, particularly on busy days.
Q: Can I experience the exhibit without the use of the audio guide?
A: The Discovery of King Tut is guided by your audio guide, and is strongly recommended for all guests to experience the exhibit as intended. Written scripts are available for the hearing impaired.
Click here or call 314.289.4400 for reservations.
Special exhibition tickets include audio guides for adults and children featuring narration right from Howard Carter’s diaries.
$8 Members-adults, $16 non-members
$7 Members-children/seniors, $14 Non-members
Free for Children 7 and under.
Group Rates, $3 off regular-price tickets available for groups of 10 or more.
This exhibition is best enjoyed by visitors age 8 and up. Children 7 and under are welcome to experience the exhibition for free with an adult chaperone, but good behavior is strictly enforced. To ensure the best visitor experience, parents and guardians must supervise children at all times inside the exhibition. Disruptive visitors or groups will be asked to leave, and refunds will not be given.