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Beyond King Tut Exhibition in Vancouver

Beyond King Tut in Vancouver

Presented by National Geographic, Beyond King Tut is an immersive experience about the famous Egyptian pharaoh in Vancouver at Canada Place.

The exhibition takes place at Canada Place from November 4th until January 8th.

For tickets to the event visit the beyondkingtut.com website.

 


This article contains the following information about Beyond King Tut:

When and Where? | Admission | What to Expect | Beyond King Tut Video | Who Was King Tut? | Other Information


 

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience is a new exhibition in Vancouver. The attraction celebrates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. It features huge screens that display cinematic scenes and take viewers through the fascinating story of King Tutankhamun and his life.

At the exhibition guests have the opportunity to explore King Tut’s tomb with the award-winning Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb virtual reality experience. This is a special add-on at the end of the exhibition that costs extra. It’s also included with VIP admission.

The immersive exhibition is produced and developed by Paquin Entertainment Group and Immersive Experiences in partnership with the National Geographic Society. These are impressive companies that create spectacular events and productions.

Beyond King Tut premiered this year in the United States, in Washington and Boston. Vancouver is the first Canadian city on the exhibition’s world tour.

At the exhibition you’ll be immersed in beautiful images, black and white photos and scenes of gold! You’ll learn a lot too. Expect a once-in-a lifetime experience where you’ll be awed, educated and entertained!

 

Beyond King Tut

 

When and Where?

Beyond King Tut opens in Vancouver on November 4th, 2022, and runs until January 8th, 2023.

Hours of operation on Sundays to Thursdays are from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, the experience runs from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm. Final entry every day is one hour before closing.

The exhibition is closed on December 25th and January 1st. (Note: Times, dates and other details are subject to change.)

The immersive attraction is in the Vancouver Convention Centre‘s East Building (a.k.a. Canada Place). The venue’s address is 999 Canada Place. It’s right on the waterfront by the Vancouver Harbour. Waterfront Station with its SkyTrains and SeaBus terminus is just a few blocks away.

 


For tickets and full details about the event visit the Beyond King Tut website.


 

Egyptian Displays at Beyond King Tut
Watching the King Tut Film

 

Admission to Beyond King Tut

Ticket prices vary based on the day and type of ticket you wish to purchase. During peak times, admission to Beyond King Tut costs the following as of the last time we checked (including service fees):

  • Adults (ages 16+) – $47.99
  • Children (ages 5 to 15) – $34.99
  • Little Kids (ages 4 and under) – Free with a paying adult
  • Premium Flex – $69.99
  • VIP – $99.99
  • Family Pack (2 adults and 2 children) – $35.99/person
  • Groups (8+ people) – $44.99/person

Tickets to attend at non-peak times cost the following (including service fees):

  • Adults (ages 16+) – $37.99
  • Seniors (ages 65+, Tuesdays only) – $34.99
  • Children (ages 5 to 15) – $29.99
  • Little Kids (ages 4 and under) – Free with a paying adult
  • Premium Flex – $54.99
  • VIP – $89.99
  • Family Pack (2 adults and 2 children) – $32.99/person
  • Groups (8+ people) – $34.99/person

Regular tickets have strict timed entries every 15 minutes. Premium Flex tickets are more flexible. With them you can arrive up to two hours earlier or later than the time you select. VIP Tickets come with the same time flexibility, plus admission to the Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb virtual reality experience and some merchandise to take home.

For more information or to buy your tickets, visit the Beyond King Tut website.

 

King Tut Exhibits
The Main Exhibit Room

 

What to Expect

When you arrive at the exhibition the first thing you’ll do is watch a short film in a small, canvas, tent-like theatre. The show provides a nice introduction to the world of the famous Egyptian boy king and the discovery of his tomb.

After the film, the exhibition takes you through a serious of rooms and hallways. The venue is fairly dark, but the lighting is appropriate and the exhibits are all nicely illuminated.

At Beyond King Tut there is written information as well as displays and digital images of old photographs. There are a couple of really cool hallways with things to see, plus one large room full of golden exhibits.

Towards the end of your journey through the attraction there is a large gallery with moving images on all four walls and a model boat in the middle. It’s a good room to sit down in and relax while enjoying the show.

Your experience at Beyond King Tut ends with a photo opportunity in front of a large, framed picture of King Tut’s famous golden mask. After that there is the gift shop area (which is really nice) and then the optional Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb virtual reality experience. In total, you can expect to spend about an hour from start to finish.

The same as with other recent, similar touring exhibitions like Imagine Van GoghImagine Picasso and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Beyond King Tut doesn’t feature actual original artifacts. It does have a few model replicas. Mostly though, the exhibits involve pictures and digital media. The displays are really cool.

 


For tickets and full details about the event visit the Beyond King Tut website.


 

Gallery of Images at Beyond King Tut

 

Beyond King Tut Video

To give you a really good idea of what to expect at Beyond King Tut, check out the following video. It shows scenes of the different rooms at the exhibition.

As you’ll see, there is a wide range of exhibits and things to see. There is a short film in a small theatre area. There are also passageways, halls and grand rooms with digital photos, films and beautiful images. The music at the venue is also beautiful (and similar, but not identical to what we’ve used in this video).

We loved the variety of the displays, and learned so much both from the written displays and audio recordings.

 

 

Who Was King Tut?

King Tutankhamen was an Egyptian pharaoh born around 1341 BC. His father and predecessor was Akhenaten who passed away when Tut was only about 9 years old.

Tut became king at a very young age and ruled for approximately 10 years. During his time in power, he restored the Ancient Egyptian religion and brought back polytheism. However, he died at the age of 19.

King Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings. The discovery sparked worldwide interest in the ancient civilization. The tomb was almost fully intact and had over five thousand artifacts inside including the gold mask that has become a famous symbol of ancient Egypt.

Scientists learned that Tut lived with a deformed left foot and bone necrosis. He used a cane and most likely died from an infection or a disease. His life and his tomb have intrigued and educated generations of people.

 

King Tut Display in Vancouver

 

Other Information

To learn more about the event visit the Beyond King Tut website.

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