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
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
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
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
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.
Have the flexibility to visit the exhibit any time.
Adult or Child $22.00
General Admission: $19.95
Group (15+): $15.00
Senior/Military: 20% discount Tuesdays Only
General Admission: $14.95
Group (15+): $12.00
Please Note: No strollers allowed in exhibition space.
Now available! Looking to plan a school field trip or company event? For groups of 15 or more, please visit our group ticket page.
$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 [email protected].
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.
Please plan on spending at least 90 minutes exploring this exhibit.
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 interestingLara and Larissa Goodwin