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The National Geographic museum unveiled big plans for this summer in the District and now that opening day has come and gone. visitors and locals alike can now walk into the world of ancient kings and queens.
“Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” opened in June for all history buffs and museum-goers to enjoy.
The exhibit is meant to feel like a time-traveling experience, according to the museum, and engages visitors with both sight and sound. The experience is a celebration of 100 years since the discovery of the famed boy-king’s Egyptian tomb, where he reigned more than 3,000 years ago.
The event’s debut is a world-premiere and will be in both D.C. as well as the SoWa Power Station in Boston this summer. Visitors in D.C. will be able to view the exhibit through February 2023 and those in Boston will have a shorter timeframe, from July 8 to Sept. 18, 2022.
“The discovery of the intact tomb of King Tut captured the imagination of the world, and the mysteries surrounding the tomb still resonate today,” the museum said in their Wednesday announcement. “Drawing from the storied archives of the National Geographic Society, the exhibition combines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery made possible with state-of-the-art projection mapping to invite visitors into the golden king’s world like never before.”