Monday, August 22, 2011

The Science Museum of Minnesota and the King Tut Exhibit review

I had the great privilege of taking my family to the Minnesota Science Museum on Sunday, as well as the soon to be gone King Tut exhibit. WOW is really the first word that comes to mind. The discovery of King Tut's tomb by British explorer Howard Carter in 1922 led to the discovery of some amazing artifacts.

There are statues of Khafre, builder of the Great Sphinx; Hatshepsut, the queen who became Pharoah, and more! The detail in this statues are amazing, and intricate. Around the first corner is an amazing chest that, would it be legal I would have snatched up in a heart beat. The blue color in it is so bright an beautiful it took my breath away. Think about it, it was made 3000 years ago, the thought of what the original color is makes me want a time machine NOW so I could enjoy that pure beauty.

The jewelery they have on display, while beautiful and I wish I had that much gold, it makes me wonder what the women's ears looked like. The earrings were so massive, and solid gold, my ear lobes would be hanging well past my shoulders after wearing them. The color on these are so vibrant as well! 

You can also see King Tut's GOLD sandals that he wore in his tomb. Looking at all the things that were discovered, was such a wonderful experience. To me it seems like they were not worried about an afterlife, they sent everything with them so they can continue on with life. Find the finger and toe covers, those are interesting too!!

The perfect complement to the end of the exhibit would be heading to the omnitheater to watch the Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. While I personally did not go to the Omnitheater, I heard it was the perfect touch to end the King Tut Exhibit experience.

Some tips for the king Tut exhibit are:
  • Go to the bathroom!!! If you read all the details through out the exhibit and really take in the beauty, it can take up to an hour and a half. (no bathrooms, and no re admittance)
  • It is kept at 68 degrees...bring a sweater!
  • Go on weekdays, it is cheaper and less busy
  • Non peak hours are after 5pm (with last entry time of 7:30 pm)
  • Make sure they baby is fed before hand (No food, or drinks are allowed)
  • No cameras of any sort are allowed, phones need to be turned off
There are only 14 days left!! Dont miss your chance to see King Tut in Minnesota! Click here and get your tickets today! 

Enter the Golden World of the Pharaohs!