Beyond King Tut is an immersive, art exhibit that dives into the life of the famous kid pharaoh of ancient Egypt, King Tut. The exhibit is hosted by National Geographic and allows guest to step into a world of wonder. They currently have locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, and coming soon to Atlanta. But is it worth it?
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
I had the opportunity of going to the preview night of Beyond King Tut’s newest location in San Diego. The exhibit is being held at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The address is 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Wyland Center at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA 92014. The exhibit will only be around until March 26th!
I went in with little knowledge of what to expect. Like many, I have seen short videos and ads of other immersive exhibits. It was all the same type of video – a big room with projections on the walls from floor to ceiling. Don’t get me wrong – they are beautiful videos. But is that enough to get me to pay to see that? As such, I figured Beyond King Tut was going to be this one giant room with projections on the wall and that was it.
I was very wrong.
The first part of the exhibit starts with an introduction video that then opens up into a winding hallway. Throughout this hallway are snippets throughout history that led to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. You can walk through the exhibit at your leisure as it is a self-guided experience. Going from one room to the next, you dive deeper into King Tut’s life and the impact he had on his people that made him so incredibly popular. And just when you think you’ll end up at the big projection room, it keeps going!
I won’t give too much away because I want this to be spoiler free. If you want a more in-depth look at the exhibit, then scroll down to watch my video! All I will say is that there are about four sections of the exhibit before you even get to the projection room.
Review of Beyond King Tut
It’s safe to say that I absolutely recommend this exhibit. It’ great for all ages and a unique date night idea! But this is just my opinion. I really enjoyed it because I am truly fascinated by ancient Egypt. I also really liked the depth of the exhibit. There was a lot to see and learn, and the visuals were captivating. And each room had a new thing to keep your attention craving the next cool thing to come.
I recommend purchasing the general admission ticket as opposed to the VIP ticket. Having experienced this exhibit at the VIP level, I can honestly tell you that unless you really want to do a 7-minute virtual reality video and get a small gift at the end of the experience, it’s just not worth it to pay an additional $30. Stick with general admission – you won’t be disappointed!
Be on the lookout because Beyond King Tut is popping up in more locations! Act quickly because these pop up locations do not last long.
Read more about things to do in San Diego.