The field trip was very well organized. We were sent tickets in the mail with our names on them and we had to line up outside the Science Center 15 minutes before our ticketing time. Then we shuffled in to the center, waited in line again, shuffled through that one and waited again before being let inside the little holding area for the exhibit. After a quick movie and a review of the do's and dont's of the exhibit we were let inside. The exhibit is divided in to rooms. I don't remember all of them, but the first several were about Egyptian history and the kings, their queens, where they lived, the artifacts and statues that have been discovered. Then we went in to a room that contained jewelry, which fascinated Iris quite a bit. After that it was time to make our way through the rooms of King Tut's tomb.
We walked through the exhibits of each separate room. We saw one objects such as one of King Tut's beds, a small wooden boat that was to become an actual sized boat in the after-life, gold finger and toe covers, and the burial mask that was placed over the mummy. There was an amazing video that showed the multiple layers of King Tut's coffin, as well.
It was quite amazing to know that this was all thousands of years old and lost in a tomb until the 1920's. Of course, it's a wee bit creepy, as well, but I guess we're all voyeurs, right?
After walking through the gift shop (King Tut masks anyone?) there was one more small room that held a replica of King Tut's body and some information about tests that were performed on the corpse in order to understand more about how he died . . . and how he might have lived.
I would highly recommend this exhibit to anyone even remotely interested in King Tut and kids at least of reading age who don't get bored easily.