By Lydia E. Ringwald
Orange County friends and families looking for a fun and educational place to visit and take children this summer, may consider a visit to the California Museum of Science to experience amazing ‘King Tut’ art and artifacts from Egypt.
The exhibit of extraordinary original works visits the museum in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park for the entire summer and fall of this year, then travels to Europe in a 10 cities worldwide tour over the next seven years.
Plan a day trip from Orange County, but first order tickets in advance from the California Museum of Science website to reserve entry to this spectacular show. There are extended evening hours several days a week to accommodate the many visitors.
Although the King Tut exhibit includes primarily the art and artifacts from King Tut’s tomb discovered in the Valley of the Kings, additions displays in the California Science Museum with recent scientific developments in CT scan technology reveal more information about the life of the Ancient Egyptian King and Pharaoh.
While at the museum, visitors can also view the many other science exhibits and also see the spectacular 3-D IMAX films in the 7 story IMAX screen in the theater adjacent the California Museum of Science.
Featured is ‘Mysteries of Egypt’ where audiences accompany a National Geographic team as they uncover the secrets of the pharaohs’ tombs and pyramids.
Check showtimes for spectacular IMAX films ‘Hubble 3D’, ‘Journey to Space 3D’
expand the scope from ancient times into the future. Visitors may also plunge into the depths of the Amazon with ‘Amazon Adventure 3D’ or experience Panda bears in ‘Pandas 3D. Enjoy delightful dining at the nearby Museum of Natural History cafeteria or other local eateries in the Exposition Park area.
For tickets and more information about King Tut and other exhibits at the California Museum of Science, visit californiasciencecenter.org