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Visit King Tut’s World at Pier 36 With Tickets Going on Sale Today for “Beyond King Tut,” Produced in Partnership with the National Geographic Society
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition created in partnership with the National Geographic Society, will soon bring the magic and mystery of Ancient Egypt to New York City. Beyond King Tut will open at Pier 36 for a limited run beginning Oct. 28, commemorating the 100th anniversary of King Tut’s tomb discovery (Nov. 4, 1922).
Bringing to life the storied archives of the National Geographic Society, the anticipated exhibition combines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery to invite visitors into the golden king’s world like never before.
The multi-gallery, multi-sensory exhibition whisks guests on a time-traveling adventure to Ancient Egypt. With nine galleries to explore, Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience unlocks the 3,300 year old story of King Tut – his rule as a child pharaoh, his family, the discovery of his tomb and the mysteries surrounding his early death, and his journey to the afterlife. Tickets become available tomorrow at www.beyondkingtut.com.
“Beyond King Tut will be a must-see for anyone interested in Egypt and the history of King Tut,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of public programming and National Geographic Museum director for the National Geographic Society. “New technologies are making it possible to fully immerse people like never before in important stories from our past, allowing us to develop connections and understand history’s influence on our present and future generations.”
Beyond King Tut is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group in association with Immersive and the creative team behind the King Tut artifact exhibitions that attracted millions of visitors across the globe. Paquin Entertainment Group’s exhibition portfolio has attracted more than 5 million visitors around the world and includes the acclaimed Beyond Van Gogh and Beyond Monet exhibitions. Reprising its role with those exhibitions, Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio presents a journey through Egypt in a way no one else can tell it.
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Wind through the story of a young boy whose name still looms large, and how he changed the ancient – and modern – world. Meet Ancient Egyptian gods like Ra and Anubis, descend into King Tut’s burial chamber and join his quest for immortality. Relive one of the greatest discoveries of all time – the king’s tomb with all his treasures waiting inside, reclaimed from the desert sand after 3,000 years.
Tickets are timed and dated, and advance purchase at www.beyondkingtut.com is strongly encouraged with sellouts expected. Prices start at $47 for adults and $34 for children ages 5-15 (including ticketing fees). Package rates are available for families, seniors and groups. VIP Tickets include a flexible entry time, merchandise and the award-winning “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb” VR companion experience voiced by lauded English actor Hugh Bonneville.
About Beyond King Tut
With a mission to create pioneering and unforgettable experiences for audiences through the power of immersive storytelling, a team of cultural events industry veterans have come together with the vision to lead the evolution of immersive cultural content. Beyond King Tut is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group, in association with Immersive.
About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 15,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
About Paquin Entertainment Group
Established in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a leading, full-service North American arts and entertainment company with offices operating in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Nashville and San Diego. Paquin Entertainment Group is home to a diverse portfolio, including artist agency and management, film and television, theatrical production, brand partnership, and touring exhibitions. Since its inception, Paquin Entertainment Group’s core vision remains unchanged: to foster a creative culture that seeks and develops the world’s premier artists and productions. For more information visit paquinentertainment.com.
Source: Business Wire