Last week, I was invited to experience King Tutankhamun at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. This is a special exhibit and is visiting the Circle City for only a short time. After October 27th, King Tut will be moving north into Canada. I received 2 free tickets to visit the special exhibit. The entire family made the journey to downtown Indy and, since our middle daughter was visiting King Tut with her class this week, I took our oldest into the tombs while my husband entertained our other two girls with the museum’s regular features.
We are museum members and pretty regular visitors, but the price tag on the King Tut exhibit has had us bypassing it all summer. Tickets are regularly $25 for adults and $15 for children, although members can purchase tickets discounted to $15 and $8. My daughter really enjoyed the experience, but I couldn’t help but be creeped out by where it all came from. The history of the tomb’s discover is fascinating—the entrance to his tomb was stumbled on by a water boy—and the items King Tut chose to surround himself with in death are quite amazing.
Harrison Ford narrates the available audio tour ($7 for adults, $6 for children), but (as I am who I am) we opted out. I did notice a few couples sharing the audio so if you decide to spring for it, that could be a good way to reduce your expenses. If you are interested in seeing the exhibit before it moves on, we have rounded up a few deals. On Target Free Family Night, you’ll pay only member prices for the special exhibit. They go quickly, though, so order your tickets soon through TicketMaster.
Family Night is the 1st Thursday of each month from 4-8pm. Next Thursday is the next scheduled free admission day, and the final one before Tutankhamun leaves the Hoosier State. Discount tickets are also available for matinee admission, including family 4-packs ($60) and adult-only matinees ($19). It is still a pretty pricey event, but if this is an experience you want, let’s find a way to make it happen for less!