The Immersive Experience, Commemorating Discovery Centennial
San Diego, CA. November, 2022) – One hundred years to the day after the historic discovery of King Tut’s tomb, Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition created in partnership with the National Geographic Society, will bring the magic and mystery of Ancient Egypt to the San Diego area, opening at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a limited run beginning Jan. 27, 2023.
Bringing to life the storied archives of the National Geographic Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of King Tut’s tomb discovery (November 1922), the highly anticipated exhibition combines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery to invite visitors into the golden king’s world like never before. This exhibition goes beyond a traditional artifact display using the power of photography and technology, ensuring that the artifacts from King Tut’s tomb remain in their country of origin.
“Beyond King Tut will be a must-see for anyone interested in Egypt and the history of King Tut,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of public programming and National Geographic Museum director for the National Geographic Society. “New technologies are making it possible to fully immerse people like never before in important stories from our past, allowing us to develop connections and understand history’s influence on our present and future generations.”
The multi-gallery, multi-sensory exhibition whisks guests on a time-traveling adventure to Ancient Egypt.With nine galleries to explore, Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience unlocks the 3,300 year old story of King Tut – his rule as a child pharaoh, his family, the discovery of his tomb and the mysteries surrounding his early death, and his journey to the after life.
Tickets on sale at www.beyondkingtut.com.
“After the return of King Tut’s treasures to Egypt, Beyond King Tut brings together the all-stars of immersive art and the National Geographic Society to present a fascinating story in a whole new way, with a multi-sensory journey! Guests will get to experience the splendor of Egypt all around them, then take an imagined voyage with us to the Ancient Egyptian afterlife,” said Beyond King Tut creative producer Mark Lach.
Produced by Paquin Entertainment Group, Beyond King Tut is developed in association with Immersive, whose creative team draws from extensive experience creating and marketing cultural content worldwide including the King Tut artifact exhibitions attended by more than 19 million guests. Under the creative direction of Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio, Beyond King Tut harnesses projection mapping and new technologies to create stunning visual environments that invite visitors to leave the modern world behind and glimpse an ancient time like never before.
TICKETS & INFO …Wind through the story of a young boy whose name still looms large, and how he changed the ancient – and modern – world. Meet Ancient Egyptian gods like Ra and Anubis, descend into King Tut’s burial chamber, and join his quest for immortality. Relive the discovery of the king’s tomb with all his treasures waiting inside, reclaimed from the desert sand after 3,300 years.
Tickets are timed and dated, and advance purchase at www.beyondkingtut.com
is strongly encouraged with sellouts expected. Prices start at $37.50 for adults and $22 for children ages 5-15 (plus ticketing fees). Package rates are available for families, seniors, students and groups. VIP Tickets include a flexible entry time, merchandise and the award-winning “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb” VR companion experience voiced by lauded English actor Hugh Bonneville and created by City Lights, a leader in premium VR content.
About Beyond King Tut .. Covering new ground by bringing together unparalleled partners from the fields of creative artistry to exploration and conservation in Egypt, a team of cultural events industry veterans have come together with the vision to lead the evolution of immersive cultural content resulting in Beyond King Tut, produced by Paquin Entertainment Group, developed in partnership with Immersive and National Geographic Society, under the creative direction of Montreal’s Normal Studio.
About Paquin Entertainment Group .. Established in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a leading, full-service North American arts and entertainment company with offices operating in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Nashville and San Diego. Paquin Entertainment Group is home to a diverse portfolio, including artist agency and management, film and television, theatrical production, brand partnership, and touring exhibitions. Since its inception, Paquin Entertainment Group’s core vision remains unchanged: to foster a creative culture that seeks and develops the world’s premier artists and productions. For more information visit paquinentertainment.com.
About the National Geographic Society ..The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 15,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org