All Aboard, Amtrak! Next Stop: King Tut
SEATTLE – (June, 2012) – As a part of the community-wide celebration of the final display of Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs in Seattle, Amtrak has unveiled the golden King Tut locomotive, transporting guests to King Street Station to then visit Pacific Science Center for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the King Tut exhibit.
Inspired by the magnificent collection of more than 100 artifacts from the tomb of King Tut and sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, passengers can now ride aboard the Amtrak Cascades train powered by the transformed King Tut locomotive. The King Tut locomotive runs the normal Amtrak Cascades route spanning from Eugene, OR to Vancouver, British Columbia. To book your next trip with Amtrak Cascades click here.
Once aboard the train, guests can enjoy King Tut displays of exhibition catalogs, posters and fun souvenirs found inside the gift shop. As an added bonus, Amtrak passengers will receive $2.50 off admission to the King Tut exhibition, as well as, $20.00 off the official catalogue of the exhibition at the gift shop with presentation of Amtrak voucher.
With more than twice the number of artifacts than the original Tut exhibit that toured in the 1970s, many of these objects have never toured in the United States before. This is the last time the exhibit will be on display in North America.
EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is organized by National Geographic and Arts & Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust is a proud cultural partner. American Airlines is the official airline of the exhibition. The exhibition in Seattle is sponsored by Seattle’s Convention & Visitors Bureau.
TICKETS AND INFORMATION
For further information and ticket details please visit pacificsciencecenter.org/king-tut. Discounted tickets for Pacific Science Center members and groups of 10 or more are available. Groups interested in purchasing tickets can call (206) 443-3611. The exhibition runs through Jan. 6, 2013.