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Mummies Conclude Highly Attended Residence at Charlotte’s Discovery Place

Charlotte, NC, USA — Discovery Place has announced that it welcomed 141,160 total visitors to Mummies of the World from November 11, 2011–April 8, 2012, concluding another successful exhibition for the Museum. Mummies of the World, which closed Sunday, saw 6,708 guests in its final weekend in Charlotte. Friday, April 6 was the most highly-attended day of the exhibition during its Discovery Place duration, with just over 3,000 visitors.

Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, includes rare mummies from across the world includingSouth America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and ancient Egypt. Attendees to the exhibition at Discovery Place came from as far as Alaska, Hawaii, California and Washington State – even Canada and the United Kingdom.

“These mummies have taught us so much about science, history and humanity and have challenged us to think about life and technology across eons of time,” said John Mackay, president and CEO of Discovery Place, Inc. “I am thrilled that so many guests were able to experience this rare opportunity to learn the stories and science behind their amazing legacies.”

Mummies of the World moves on to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, Florida. More information:

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage the public in the active exploration of science and nature. More than a half-million people from all over the United States visit Discovery Place, its IMAX Dome Theatre and Charlotte Nature Museum each year. In June 2010, the Museum completed an 18-month, $31.6 million renovation, resulting in a completely transformed and re-imagined Museum with all-new interactive exhibits. Discovery Place is supported, in part, with operating support from the Arts & Science Council. 

Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street. Convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck – the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex – at the corner of Sixth and Church Streets. For more information about Discovery Place, visit or connect with Discovery Place on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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