Travel back in time and experience Egypt more than 3,000 years ago at this new immersive exhibit in Toronto. Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light welcomes all to explore the wonders of ancient Egyptian history and to hear the story of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife.
The exhibit has made its way to Toronto in honour of the 100th anniversary of archeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb of the legendary “boy king” in November 1922.
“For the first time we’re moving beyond the men and women who have created some of the world’s most prized treasures into a world where the world’s most prized treasures were created to honour one man,” said Svetlana Dvoretsky, producer of IMMERSIVE KING TUT: MAGIC JOURNEY TO THE LIGHT.
“Visitors to our Lighthouse ArtSpace venues will virtually move from room to room, experiencing ancient Egypt in a mesmerizing way that’s befit for a king.”
We had a chance to see the exhibit before it opened to the public and it’s definitely worth a trip down to the waterfront. The exhibit is located inside 1 Yonge St., just a walk away from Union Station.
Once you arrive, guests are welcomed into a room covered wall to wall in ancient depictions of Egyptian art and Gods.
It’s an intimate setting that prepares you with a little history lesson before entering the immersive exhibit.
As you explore the room, you may notice the large sarcophagus with an imitation mummy located in a corner of the room. It’s not real but rather made of rubber. Pretty cool to see!
Now it’s time to head into the main attraction.
According to organizers, Immersive King Tut will use “stunning visuals to tell the story of the Amduat, an important ancient Egyptian funerary text, thought to be the oldest known illustrated story, that was depicted on the tombs of pharaohs. State-of-the-art video mapping and ground-breaking animation bring to life the story of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife as he escorts the sun through the underworld each night to rise again victoriously each morning.”
As you make your way inside, you’ll notice the ground is covered in sand, imitating the ancient grounds, really making it feel as though you’ve traveled back in time.
The imagery from start to finish is truly captivating, engaging and keeps you on the edge of your seat in wonder and awe.
The entire exhibit experience should last about an hour or so, including the exploration of the room prior, exhibit and a trip through the gift shop.
Besides stopping in Toronto, the exhibit will also be in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Phoenix, and San Francisco.
The Immersive King Tut exhibit is now open to the public. Tickets start at $29.99.
When: August 10 until October 30
Where: 1 Yonge St – Lighthouse ArtSpace Toronto
Tickets: On sale now