JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Starting Friday, Floridians of all ages will have the chance to walk through Ancient Egypt without ever leaving Jacksonville!
National Geographic’s “Beyond King Tut” — or as they say in Egypt, توت عنخ امون — has arrived in Duval County and News4JAX got a sneak peek.
The exhibit brings a groundbreaking immersive exhibition to Jacksonville and highlights a story 3,300 years in the making.
“Join King Tut for a breathtaking voyage to the afterlife and explore the great beyond,” the website said.
King Tut is known as the Golden King because he was the only Royal tomb that was found, sealed and intact. His famous golden Mask is considered the most valuable antiquity in the world and art-wise, it is the most refined masterpiece in the history of ancient Egypt.
“I hope when people make their way through this, this exhibition, the nine different galleries, there’s a new discovery around every corner,” Mark Lach, Creative Director of Beyond King Tut, said. “And I want people to feel that same sort of excitement.”
Beyond King Tut is located in the former First Baptist Church auditorium. It will feature nine distinct multi-sensory galleries, including projected art and props to take pictures with.
See ancient treasures come to life with soaring projections of King Tut’s treasures and a recreation of his burial chamber.
It opens to the public on June 9 and will remain at the location until Sept. 3.
Location: NoCo Center, 712 N Hogan St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry 5 p.m.)
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last entry 6 p.m.)
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (last entry 8 p.m.)
Duration: The visit will take approximately one hour with final entry one hour prior to show close.
Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.