World Premiere of 'Mummies of the World' Exhibition at the California Science Center; Tickets Are On Sale Now

Jun 08, 2010, 13:06 ET from Mummies of the World

LOS ANGELES, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are on sale now for Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, which makes its world premiere July 1 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles for a limited time.


Mummies of the World is an astounding collection of both naturally and intentionally preserved human and animal mummies, as well as related artifacts from all over the globe, presented together for the very first time. Its treasures include one of the oldest mummified infants ever discovered; the presentation of a mummified family; a German nobleman discovered in a family crypt; and Egyptian animal mummies, intentionally preserved to accompany royals for eternity.

Through a compelling blend of real specimens, hands-on science exhibits, and multimedia 3-D animations this unique exhibition offers an extraordinary window to history. Visitors have an opportunity not only to see real mummies and ancient artifacts, but to use current science tools and techniques to explore who they were and how they lived.

The exhibition, featuring mummies and objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Egypt, combines science and history to provide new insights into past peoples, civilizations and environments.

Mummies of the World is a ticketed event only and requires a timed entry.  Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased online now at or by calling 323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623).  

Ticket prices:

General Public:

  • Adult (age 18-59) -- $19.50
  • Student/Youth (age 13-17), College with valid I.D. and Seniors (60 +) -- $16.50
  • Children (age 4-12) -- $12.50, children under 3 – FREE

California Science Center Members:

  • Adult (age 18-59) -- $12.50
  • Student/Youth, College with valid I.D. and Seniors (60 +) -- $11.50
  • Children (age 4-12) -- $10.50, children under 3 - FREE

American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the leading exhibition producers in the United States, specializing in world-class touring exhibitions for science centers and museums. It is a longstanding member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums (AAM).

Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, an internationally acclaimed complex in Mannheim, Germany, has been one of the major venues for exhibitions in Europe in the realms of archeology and world cultures.  The museum houses a collection of 1.2 million objects in more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.

The California Science Center's mission is as follows: "We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives."

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission to Science Center exhibits is free. For recorded information, including IMAX show times, call 323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623). IMAX ticket prices range from $4.75 to $8.25. For advance ticket purchases, group rates, or to make reservations for any visiting group of 15 or more (required), call 213-744-2019. Parking is available in the guest lot at Figueroa and 39th / Exposition Park Drive at $8 per car, $10 for school buses and $25 for commercial buses or oversize vehicles. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. For further information, please visit the website at

Media Contacts:

SWPR Group

California Science Center

Lisa Porter/Bonnie Winings

Barry Smith/Amy Ulrich

Shell Amega/Paula Wagner/Kristina Kurasz

(818) 760-7131

(213) 744-7446

SOURCE Mummies of the World