Give Me My Mummy!

Get ready, Tampa Bay. MOSI has hit the mummy-lode…literally. MOSI’s newest exhibit, Mummies of the World, is now open! Come join us as we journey as far back as 6,500 years and attempt to unravel the secrets that mummies hold about the past. This highly anticipated attraction boasts a staggering collection of 150 mummies and artifacts, more than enough to keep both the kids and adults interested. 

For the science lovers out there, Mummies of the World is a fascinating mix of old and new, including engaging interactive multi-media exhibits that illustrate how current science tools enable us to study mummies in new and non-invasive ways, allowing unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. Mummies of the World demonstrates real advances in the scientific methods in which mummies are studied, including Computer Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating, allowing researchers to learn about the lives, history, and cultures of the mummies.

 MOSI also offers guests the opportunity to learn about mummies from the comfort of MOSI’s IMAX® DOME Theatre with the film Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. This film follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. Both the exhibit and the film will leave you with much insight into past cultures and civilizations.

Mummies of the World is a timed-entry event so reservations are encouraged. The IMAX® DOME Theatre film Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs is a separate ticketed event. Please visit www.mosi.org or call 813-987-6000 for more information.