If you hadn’t heard that National Geographic's Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience has come to Boston, well, now you know! I visited with my family this week and it really blew my mind. I’m excited to tell you about our visit!
The author and his family received complimentary tickets in exchange for this article. All thoughts and opinions expressed are his own.
Before we came to the exhibit, we checked out some books from the library about Ancient Egypt and King Tut, so I was already anticipating being immersed in all things Egypt!
Here are some cool facts I learned:
- 100 years ago, King Tut’s tomb was found! It had been hidden for over 3,000 years.
- When King Tut was mummified, they pulled his brain out through his nose and kept it and his other organs in jars in his tomb.
- King Tut was only 9 when he became a ruler and 19 when he died.
- The Egyptians filled their tombs with everything they thought they would need for the afterlife.
Some of my favorite parts were:
- The giant sarcophagus in the middle of the room! It was much bigger than I had expected.
- The board game ‘senet’ that King Tut would have played!
- The 3-minute video at the beginning talking about the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.
- The big room near the end that had a movie playing on all four walls, and on the ceiling, on the sail of a ship sitting in the middle of the room! The room was so enormous and the graphics were so vivid that I really felt like I was there with King Tut.
- I loved that it was set up like a maze just like tombs would’ve been and that all the walls had pictures with facts, as well as hieroglyphs on them!
Some things to know before you go:
- The exhibit will take around an hour.
- There are bathrooms towards the end of the exhibit.
- If you have problems with flashing lights, the movie at the end might not be for you.
- If you get a VIP pass, there is a 3-D experience at the end.
- You should bring money to spend at their gift shop, especially if you want books or souvenirs about King Tut.
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National Geographic's Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience is at Boston's SoWa Power Station, 550 Harrison Ave., through Oct. 2.