King Tut exhibit coming to Houston

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibit coming to Museum of Fine Arts Houston

June 23, 2011 3:25:37 PM PDT
One of the biggest touring acts of the 1970's is making a comeback and will soon be appearing in Houston.

Today, Mayor Annise Parker announced Houston is the next stop for the spectacular King Tut exhibit called Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. It's now at the Minneapolis Science Museum, and Eyewitness News anchor Tom Koch got a behind the scenes look at it last week. It will open at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for a six month stay on October 16.

Organizers say it's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the treasures of King Tut and the pharaohs which haven't been seen by the public since the 1970's U.S. tour.

"Most likely these objects won't travel again and as our tour winds down, Houston will be one of the last cities in the world to see the treasures of Tutankhamun," said Mark Lach of the Arts and Exhibitions International.

If you're a museum member, you can buy tickets beginning today. If not, you can pre-register for early tickets sales which begin September 13 at the MFAH.