PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Only a few days remain before Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, the largest collection of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, leaves OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry). Set to close in less than two weeks, the chance to see this once in a life-time exhibit is almost over for the people of the Pacific Northwest.
"We encourage our visitors to seize the occasion to come face-to-face with the specimens of this unique collection, before they set forth across the country, and eventually, across the sea to their respective home museums," said OMSI President Nancy Stueber.
Through a fantastic opening and the over 70,000 guests that have experienced it so far, Mummies of the World was thrilled to announce and celebrate its one millionth visitor during its time in Portland.
"We are so pleased to have been able to bring Mummies of the World to the Portland market, and to provide the public here with this rare opportunity to learn about the history, stories and science involved in the study of mummies," says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. "Those who are interested in experiencing the exhibition, be sure and plan ahead, as this is their last chance to see it before the mummies make their move to Baltimore, Maryland."
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.
About American Exhibitions
American Exhibitions, Inc. produces world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums that excite, educate, and engage visitors. As a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibit producers in the United States. For more information, visit americanexhibitions.com.
SOURCE American Exhibitions, Inc.