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Old 01-05-2012, 12:42 PM
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they thought of the Mummies of the World Exhibit at Discovery Place. My husband and I were considering going, but feel that it is just very pricy. We just came back from NYC where we visited the Natural History Museum and only had to pay $10 for both of us to enter and can't imagine how this exhibit would be worth it.


Also how long did it take you to view the entire exhibit? I'd appreciate any honest opinions. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. NC
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I imagine $10 for admission for 2 was probably a bargin- so if you are looking for something comparable- good luck. However, I thought this was a very well put together exhibit and thought it was worth the money, but then again, we all divide that paycheck differently. The exhibit is timed entry every half hour and self paced from there- I forget how long it took us, as we also spent time at Discovery Place. Check out today's Living Social Deal...
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they thought of the Mummies of the World Exhibit at Discovery Place. My husband and I were considering going, but feel that it is just very pricy. We just came back from NYC where we visited the Natural History Museum and only had to pay $10 for both of us to enter and can't imagine how this exhibit would be worth it.


Also how long did it take you to view the entire exhibit? I'd appreciate any honest opinions. Thanks in advance!

The Natural History Museum? Would that be the same as the "American Museum of Natural History"? Last time I was in NYC, the wife and I went to AMNH and it was $19.00 for adults and $10.50 for kids. Maybe you got a special deal? As always, it was well worth the price of admission.

The mummy exhibit at Discovery Place was $24.00 adults and $18.00 for kids. It was also worth the price of admission. You definitely get more for your money at the AMNH, but the mummy museum was only $5.00 more per person(then what we paid).
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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It took us a little over an hour and I think that it was money well spent. The collection of Mummies is extremely varied and impressive. The price is high, but when you factor in the monumental task of moving the exhibit from city to city without causing damage to the mummies, I can understand the expense.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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We also saw the exhibit and while I agree the price was high, I found it to be incredibly interesting.

If price is a concern, don't forget that if you drive in, you will have to pay for parking. The museum's lot is $8 to park. If it's full, you will have to park in the surrounding area. This happened to us & we ended up paying $16 at the Dunhill lot across the street. I thought that was exhorbitant, & I lived in NY & paid NYC parking prices for years!
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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It was an excellent exhibition and I base my opinion on exhibits I have seen in London, New York and other huge museums worldwide. Well worth the money and it would be a shame to not take the kids to see it.
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