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THE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIER MEMBER TICKETS AS LOW AS $12.50 Union Station Kansas City

Presented by Bank of America

Journey through time

to the mysterious world of Ancient Egypt

Kids at the exhibit

The Discovery of King Tut recreates the awe and marvel of the moment of discovery—enter an overwhelming treasure trove, discover new worlds and new wonders, learn about and study the treasures—it's an experience for all the senses. Using state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition recreates a piece of the fascinating, bygone exotic empire on the Nile.

Overview
Kids at the exhibit

The tomb and treasures of Tutankhamun have been faithfully reconstructed to scale, giving visitors a realistic impression of the overwhelming opulence of the offerings meant to serve the king on his magical journey into the Underworld. More than 1,000 replicas of the most important finds have been reconstructed by master Egyptian craftsmen using traditional techniques, and can be admired at the exhibition.

Originals vs. Reproductions
Kids at the exhibit

State-of-the-art multimedia technology provides exhibit goers information and a vivid illustration of the culture and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians—their cult of the dead, deities, dynasties, and mysterious hieroglyphic script. Of course, the focus of the exhibition lies on Tutankhamun himself. As part of the experience, every visitor will enjoy a fully-immersive audio tour, with both child and adult versions available.

Return of the King

History

Howard Carter in Tut's tomb.

The forgotten pharaoh

Tutankhamun was one of the most enigmatic figures in Egyptian history. He was descended from the 18th dynasty, which established the New Kingdom and led it during a period in which the arts flourished.

As the son of the god-king Akhenaten, Tutankhamun became pharaoh at the tender age of eight, but died under mysterious circumstances at about the age of 19.

His successors erased his name from all monuments, meaning he was not recorded on any list of kings and faded into obscurity. Unknown and forgotten, he lay for almost three and a half millennia in the Valley of Kings until British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his tomb in 1922.

About Howard Carter

A worldwide sensation

The burial and treasure chambers shown at this exhibition cannot be seen in this form anywhere else in the world – not even in Egypt, because Tutankhamun’s original tomb in the Valley of Kings has now been almost completely emptied.

Tutankhamun’s treasures are now cordoned off behind glass in the display cabinets of the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo. The impression of space made by the tomb in its original state can only be experienced at this exhibition: virtual archaeology makes accessible worlds that no longer exist.

Tickets

Anytime ticket

Have the flexibility to visit the exhibit any time.

Adult or Child $22.00

Adult (13+)

General Admission: $19.95

Member: $12.50

Group (15+): $15.00

Senior/Military: 20% discount Tuesdays Only

Child (age 3-12)

General Admission: $14.95

Member: $12.50

Group (15+): $12.00

Please Note: No strollers allowed in exhibition space.

Add Science City
  • Purchase a Tut exhibit ticket and add a Science City visit at a reduced rate.
  • Add Science City General Admission: $8.00
  • Add Science City for Groups (15+): $5.00
Group Tickets

Now available! Looking to plan a school field trip or company event? For groups of 15 or more, please visit our group ticket page.

Get more information.

Discover TUT as a Team

$5 add-on to Adult Group Ticket Price, $3 add-on for Youth Groups.

Bringing a group? Introduce another team-building element by adding a Scavenger Hunt to your TUT visit. Wildly popular and facilitated by our exhibition staff. For more details, contact Katlyn Niehaus at 816-460-2093 or kniehaus@unionstation.org.

Buy-out
  • Buy-out events are available outside normal exhibit hours—usually during evenings. (Includes rental of Bank of America Gallery).
  • Minimum 100 ticket purchase ($1,500)

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The Ultimate Tut Experience

Union Station has teamed up with both the Westin Hotel and Sheraton Hotel in offering the ultimate King TUT experience.
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Sheraton

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel
at Crown Center

Westin

The Westin Kansas City
at Crown Center

Hours of Operation

Now Open - 7 days a week

Through Sept. 14

Monday thru Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m .– 8 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

plan for your tut experience

Please plan on spending at least 90 minutes exploring this exhibit.

Highlights and Testimonials

We loved it! I have never seen my kids so quiet and fascinated with something like that! Normally they get bored and lose interest, but not this one! Thank you so much for this experience.

Kandi Slocum

Loved the exibit! I've always wanted to see King Tut and loved the chance to.

Ren Young

We both were very impressed by the exhibit. I thought you all had a wonderful set up, and I really enjoyed the 7 minute video along with our "tour guide". The video had me so engaged when it clicked off, I was wanting more! Then to walk into the next room and see the tomb setup was very cool. I loved all the details on everything, and the descriptions were perfect.

Beth Brittain, Senior Account Executive, Sporting Kansas City

The exhibit is excellent, the kids were really amazed.

Janice, KU Talent Search

GREAT EXHIBIT! So glad we got to see it! Loved having the personal ‘tour’ on the hand-held device. So great to do a tour that way as people could go through at their own pace. Got the pyramids and even was able to get myself a scarab which apparently are back in stock. . . All in all the ladies enjoyed themselves. I’ll be singing the praises and recommending this exhibit to everyone. Very, very interesting

Lara and Larissa Goodwin

Recent Press Coverage

'Timeless' Tut takes hold: LEAVENWORTH TIMES, September 8, 2014

Katy Perry enjoys being tourist, performing in Kansas City: Kansas City Star, August 20, 2014

The Discovery of King Tut exhibit at Union Station in Kansas City: patsysponderings.com, July 29, 2014

New exhibit at KC’s Union Station, Nelson-Atkins collection shed light on young Egyptian king: joplinglobe.com, July 18, 2014

Egyptian Expert Dr. Zahi Hawass Visits the King Tut Exhibit at Union Station: kctv5.com, June 17, 2014

Famed antiquities expert appears at Union Station's King Tut exhibit: examiner.com, June 16, 2014

King Tut Exhibit Recreates Ancient Tomb at Union Station Kansas City: Guardian Liberty Voice, June 14, 2014

Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass will speak Wednesday in Kansas City: Kansas City Star, June 10, 2014

Unearthed Treasure: The Ethics And Aesthetics Of Displaying Tomb Relics: KCUR.org, May 13, 2014

As much as we love him, Tut only a comma in Egypt's long-running history: Kansas City Star, May 5, 2014

KCWIR: ‘Khamun in’: A sneak peek at Union Station's biggest exhibit ever: KCPT, April 4, 2014

Display overwhelms spectators with artifacts from King Tut discovery: Examiner.com, April 5, 2014

King Tut's First Stop in Kansas City: Missour Life, April 4, 2014

Take A Sneak Peek Of The New King Tut Exhibit At Union Station: KCUR.org, April 4, 2014

King Tut exhibit to open Friday at Kansas City's Union Station: KSHB.org, April 3, 2014

Relive the discovery of King Tut’s tomb beginning Friday at Union Station: Kansas City Star, April 3, 2014

History of King Tut unveiled at Kansas City’s Union Station: FOX4KC.com, April 3, 2014

Giant Egyptian god Anubis will herald King Tut exhibit at Union Station: Kansas City Star, March 26, 2014

Union Station to 'discover' King Tut with exhibit that re-creates Boy King's tomb: Kansas City Star, Feb. 4, 2014