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|Outside of the Denver Art Museum|
|"Coffinette of gold, carnelian and colored glass"|
|photo by Andy Cross for the Denver Post|
Once at the exhibit, be prepared to spend 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the galleries. Hundreds of people are visiting the exhibit everyday, and it will only get more crowded as the it draws to a close. You may purchase a self-guided audio tour, for $5 each, and we would highly recommend it! It really isn't practical to share, especially if you have kids. Our youngest only listened to about half of the stops, but the rest of us enjoyed the narration by Harrison Ford, and additional insights from Zahi Hawass, a renowned Egyptologist. After your visit, there are lots of very expensive souvenirs, but we went for several 99 cent scarab and mummy beads (next to the ever-present "bag-o-rocks") and the $15 National Geographic Official Souvenir Guide to the Exhibit. All of the artifacts in the book were on display in the exhibit, and it's a great resource to remember your trip! I hope you have the opportunity to see the King Tutankhamun Exhibit, and feel free to comment with any questions!