The Mummies Are Here

The mummies have invaded the Queen City!!  Okay, not really but you can check out some pretty awesome mummies over at the Discovery Place’s Mummies of the World exhibit.  We went and saw it last month and loved it!!

I’ve always been somewhat obsessed with the mummies and Egyptian culture.  The care in which they take when laying their loved ones to rest is just so touching and fascinating to me.  So, when I was offered the opportunity to check this exhibit out and bring the family too, I was beyond thrilled.  Prior to my visit, I’d only seen two mummies in person.

At the Discovery Place, we not only was able to to see human mummies, but we got view animal mummies as well.  We saw the tools used to embalm the bodies, the fabric used for wrapping the bodies and the sarcophagus.  I was in a state of awe just taking it all in.  And did you know that not all mummies are wrapped laying down?  We saw a few mummies that had been mummified in a sitting position with their legs drawn up to their chests.

I highly recommend that you check out this exhibit if you’re in the Charlotte area or if you have plans to be in the Queen City before April 8th.  It’s well worth the trip even if you live a few hours away.  You and your kids will leave with such a wealth of knowledge of about these ancient beings and an lifetime experience and memories for the scrapbook.  Need another incentive to check out Mummies of the World?

Well, the Discovery Place has decided to give out a “special prize package with ‘hundreds’ of goodies.”   The key word being hundreds.  The prize pack will include:

~ (1) Discovery Place Membership ($100 value)
~ (1) $100 Grocery Store Gift Card
~ (1) $100 Gas Card
~ (1) Gift Certificate to Shop Science store at the Discovery Place
~ (1) $100 worth of Mummies of the World merchandise like DVDs, t-shirts, and so much more.

So be sure to grab your tickets by calling (704) 372-6261 or get them online here.

Here are some pics I took from our visit.

We saw an awesome presentation
Discovery Place has one of the best views of Uptown
His first visit to the Discovery Place!  I think he loved it!

Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for this post.  I am a huge lover of the Discovery Place and will be blogging, tweeting and facebooking about them from time to time!

14 Comments

  1. Mrs. Pancakes

    March 9, 2012 at 3:04 am

    that looks like a fun way to spend family time!

  2. Alicia@ Mommy Delicious

    March 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    That's so cool! What a fun and exciting experience. I'm sure we have something akin to that here in NYC. I'll have to check. Hmm…

  3. Alicia

    March 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    That's so cool! What a fun and exciting experience. I'm sure we have something akin to that here in NYC. I'll have to check. Hmm…

  4. Candice

    March 10, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Sounds like an awesome exhibit. I wish I were in the area!

  5. toi

    March 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    your son is soooo cute :), fun family day out

  6. Theodora Ofosuhima

    March 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    your son is soooo cute :), fun family day out

  7. YUMMommy

    March 15, 2012 at 2:58 am

    It was a very exciting experience. I had never seen so many mummies and mummy related things in one place before. It was certainly nice to see those things in person instead of just seeing them in a book.

  8. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    March 15, 2012 at 2:58 am

    It was a very exciting experience. I had never seen so many mummies and mummy related things in one place before. It was certainly nice to see those things in person instead of just seeing them in a book.

  9. YUMMommy

    March 15, 2012 at 2:59 am

    You can check the Mummies of the World website and see if the exhibit is coming to area soon.

  10. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    March 15, 2012 at 2:59 am

    You can check the Mummies of the World website and see if the exhibit is coming to area soon.

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