California Science Center Extends Mummies of the World Hours to Accommodate Crowds During the Final Days

November 3, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — One of the most successful exhibitions in the California Science Center’s 13-year history, Mummies of the World is moving to extended hours for the final days before closing on November 28, 2010. The exhibition, which opened to sold-out crowds on July 1, welcomed its milestone 100,000th visitor just seven weeks after its world premiere. Beginning November 1, the Science Center will extend hours Friday thru Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and on the final weekend of November 26 -28 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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Visitors to Mummies of the World come face-to-face with mummies and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Egypt. The exhibition includes some amazing specimens, including a child mummy from Peru that pre-dates the birth of King Tut by 3,000 years; ancient Egyptian animal mummies, intentionally preserved to accompany royals for eternity; an 18th-century mummified family discovered in a Hungarian church; and a 17th-century German nobleman preserved in the crypt of his family’s castle.

“It’s gratifying to see that the public is taking advantage of this rare opportunity to learn about the science involved in the study of mummies and we are thrilled that we will have the opportunity to extend this experience,” says Jeff Rudolph, president of the California Science Center.

“This exhibition traveled nearly 6,000 miles to become part of the rich and diverse culture of Los Angeles,” says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “We anticipate a lot of traffic to Mummies of the World in its remaining weeks in Los Angeles, and we encourage people to plan ahead so they won’t miss their chance to see it.”

“This exhibition is a prime example of the kind of cultural and educational attractions that Los Angeles is known for,” says Michael McDowell, the Senior Director for Cultural Tourism for LA INC., the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Mummies of the World‘s popularity has exceeded our expectations. We think the exhibition’s final weeks at the California Science Center will be a great success.”

To avoid long lines at the box office, visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance at www.californiasciencecenter.org.

More information is available online: www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

To enhance the guest experience during the run of Mummies of the World, the Science Center IMAX Theater is featuring Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Combo tickets for any of the IMAX films and Mummies of the World are available.

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