Mummies opens today with discounts for Metro

If you’ve flipped on the TV during the past week, you already know that the world premiere of Mummies of the World opened today at the California Science Center. It’s the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled, the organizers say — a collection of more than 100 mummies, both intentionally preserved, of the King Tut type, and accidentally made by nature. 

What you might not know is that Metro riders are being offered a $2 discount per person for up to four tickets. Make sure you take your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or Destination Discounts card to show at the box office. Or use discount code MUMMIES when buying tickets at Because of anticipated crowds, Science Center reps are recommending advance ticket purchase … and thus, reservations. 

Also worth knowing is that it’s easy to get there via Metro. More than half a dozen bus lines stop in front of the Science Center or nearby. Among them: Lines 81, 550, 102 and the Silver Line all stop within easy walking distance. As usual, best travel bet is to check the Trip Planner at to find the most convenient route for you. 

Some of the mummies are Egyptian, of course. But others come from Asia, Oceania, South America and Europe, reaching back as far as 6500 B.C. The exhibition also demonstrates how mummification is often a natural process; one that occurs in hot, dry desert sands of Peru or as a result of extreme acts of nature, as in the eternal ice of the Italian Alps.

For inspiration, check out the 30-second spot above.

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