Cultural district debuts special deal for King Tut

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Buy one adult ticket get a youth ticket for free

By Vicky Gits

The sponsors of the Tutankhamun exhibit at the Denver Art Museum are offering a special ticket deal to members of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which includes Jefferson and six other counties.

During September SCFD residents will be eligible to receive one free youth (age 6 to 17) ticket for every adult or senior ticket purchased, as a thank-you gift to cultural district members for their support for more than 20 years.

Youth tickets are normally $15 for members and $16.50 for non-members. Adult and seniors (18 and over), $20 (weekday) and $22 (weekend); non-member $25 (weekday) and $30 (weekend). Weekend rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

The exhibit, “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharoahs,” features more than 100 objects including 50 from the tomb of Tutanhkamun and other ancient sites. The exhibition is now on view six days a week, except Monday, until Jan. 9. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com/TutSCFD. Memberships and member tickets can be purchased at www.denverartmuseum.org or on site. For information visit www.tutdenver.com.

Tickets must be purchased for a select date and time. Tickets purchased for 10 a.m. are good for admission anytime between 10 and 10:30 a.m. King Tut ticket holders receive free general admission to the Denver Art Museum for the day.

Displayed on two floors the 11 galleries feature striking objects from some of the most important rulers and 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Many artifacts are some 3,000 years old and have never before visited the United States.

Items include monumental statuary, household goods, jewelry, furniture, burial accessories, and carved heads, including the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed, a 10-foot statue with much of its original paint.

The first part of the exhibit features artifacts associated with great pharaohs other than King Tut. The second part covers objects found in Tutankhamun’s tomb by the British explorer Howard Carter in 1922.

Programming surrounding the exhibition will feature family-friendly activities and spaces to engage museum visitors of all ages. In Just for Fun Egypt, located in Duncan Pavilion, kids can try on costumes to become Egyptian royalty or design an Egyptian collar. Families can enjoy a snack, take in the view from the outdoor patio, relax and play.

For more on children’s and family programs at the DAM, visit www.denverartmuseum.org/kids.

The offer is redeemable beginning Aug. 19 and is good for the exhibition dates Sept. 1 through 30. In addition to Jefferson County, SCFD counties are Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and Douglas.

The Denver Art Museum is on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock streets. Garage parking is available in the Cultural Center Parking garage, accessing 12th Avenue. For general museum information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.