100 years ago the tomb of Pharaoh (King), Tutankhamun was discovered and now thru August 22nd your family can see it for yourself at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Midtown Detroit.
Divided into five sections – an introduction to Ancient Egypt, The Archeological Discovery, The Private Pharaoh, The Public Pharaoh, and The Royal Burial – this installation features more than 120 replicas of Pharaoh Tut’s sacred and personal possessions – the King Tutankhamun exhibit takes you on a journey through time.
From the golden Canopic Shrine and magnificent chariot to the bejeweled royal mummy – kids and adults will be awed by the objects and items preserved from the opulent life the young Pharaoh enjoyed in life and in death.
The Charles H. Wright Museum is open to the public Tuesdays thru Sundays. Admission is $25 for adults and $19 for kids. Get a membership! Family membership is $65 for two adults and up to 4 children and includes unlimited free admission and 2 single visit guest passes. Families that visit on Thursday can enjoy free admission for kids ages 3 to 12 with the purchase of an adult ticket.
BONUS: In February, The Wright Museum of African American History is offering 250 Complimentary Family Passes to YMCA members see Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from The Pharaoh’s Tomb! Members can register for tickets here.
Address: 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday from 9am to 4pm and Sundays 12pm to 5pm. Closed Mondays
Photo credit: Brian Maddaford