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The Discovery of King Tut

The Discovery of King Tut

The discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 is considered the most famous discovery in the history of archaeology, and in modern times, the context of its discovery has been lost. The Discovery of King Tut allows visitors to experience a rush of excitement as they step into a moment only ever witnessed by Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon and a handful of others. Through stunning and scientifically produced replicas, the exhibition invites visitors to enjoy the magnificent splendor of these priceless Egyptian treasures.


Best of Nature Photography

Best of Nature Photography

The Best of Nature Photography Show, on view in The Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum from October 25, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Visitors to the Museum will view magnificent nature-based imagery by amateur and professional photographers from San Diego and around the globe. From a poignant image of a primate with her offspring to star-studded landscapes at night, and from surreal black-and-white scenes to dramatic underwater imagery, the outstanding images in the Best of Nature show are not to be missed.


Coast to Cactus in Southern California

Coast to Cactus in Southern California

Coast to Cactus in Southern California is an innovative permanent exhibition that will invite visitors to explore the unique habitats of southern California, from the coastal wetlands and urban canyons to the high mountains and the desert. Using specimens from the Museum’s scientific collections alongside immersive environments, hands-on interactives, live animals, and innovative media, Coast to Cactus will help visitors discover what it means to be a biodiversity hotspot: the story of why one region is home to so very many species, why these species are so critically threatened at this moment in history, and why it matters.


Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

Discover what archaeologists know about the ancient Maya as well as the unresolved questions they continue to investigate. Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed explores the fascinating social, natural, and spiritual realms of the ancient Maya through the eyes of powerful kings and queens and the lesser-known people who were the backbone of Maya society. Explore the richness of Maya culture by examining centuries-old authentic artifacts, traditions, and worldview. Experience immersive life-size recreations of classic Maya architecture, and explore the hidden worlds of the Maya past and present.

  • From June 12, 2015 To January 3, 2016

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