‘Mummies of the World’ is once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts on loan from 12 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections from 5 countries, open now at the Bowers museum in Santa Ana. (Directions: Here.)
Using state-of-the-art multimedia, hands-on interactive stations and 3-D animation, it takes visitors on a journey to explore the mummies’ history and origins as well as how they were created.
The exhibition highlights real advances in the scientific methods used to study mummies, including Computed Tomography (CT), ancient DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating, all of which allow researchers to learn about the lives, history, and cultures of the mummies. Who were they? Where did they come from? And what can they teach us?
Where does the champagne come in you ask? To celebrate the exhibit, the Bowers is hosting a ‘Thirsty Thursday’ where guests sip champagne, listen to live music from musicians from the Salaamuna Ensemble, performing on rare wind instruments from various regions and cultures in the Middle East.
5pm – 8pm: Explore the museum’s galleries
5pm – 7pm: Indulge in Tangata’s happy hour menu
5pm – 7pm: Make your own flute with Martin Espino
5:30 – 6:30: Enjoy a musical performance by Flutes Across the World
7pm – 8pm: Engage in a lecture presentation by John Zeretske, Founder and Artistic Director of Flutes Across the World
$30 for General Admission (includes 1 drink)
$20 for Bowers Members (includes 1 drink)
$10 for Students (drink not included)
Available onsite or online .