Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM announced today that operating hours for the final day of its Unwrapping Egypt have been extended this Saturday. Visitors will be able to be enlightened by 5,000 years of Ancient Egyptian history from 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday, February 21. The exhibition, which opened in May 2014, has been one of THEMUSEUM’s largest and longest exhibitions to date.
Unwrapping Egypt will be wrapped up for good Saturday night at 7:00pm. It will not be open to the public on Sunday, February 22, as the entire museum will be closed for an exhibition changeover.
“Extending the operating hours on Saturday will allow visitors an extra two hours to come experience this world-class exhibition,” explained David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “We want everyone to be able to see these artifacts before they leave; Unwrapping Egypt has been one of our most successful and popular exhibits to date but must now move to Montreal.”
Specific educational programming was developed by THEMUSEUM staff for Unwrapping Egypt, which allowed for exponential growth of school group bookings. Halfway through THEMUSEUM’s fiscal year, attendance and group bookings for Unwrapping Egypt are tracking towards a 30% increase over last year.
Family Day was the second largest attended since its inception in 2008.
Saturday will also be the last chance for visitors to visit Nefret-Mut, the mummy formally known as “Justine,” before she heads back to the Royal Ontario Museum. The final guided tour of Unwrapping Egypt will also take place on Saturday, and will be led by Tarek Ragab, President and CEO of the Egyptian Art Center, at 3:00pm
Tickets and programming details for day are available online at www.THEMUSEUM.ca.