‘Beyond Van Gogh’ is ending; King Tut is up next

Published on April 25, 2023 at 12:13 pm

Van Gogh is leaving, but King Tut is on the way to Jacksonville.

“Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” will open June 9 at the NoCo Center (the former First Baptist Church auditorium at 712 N. Hogan St.).

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That’s where “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” has shown since September, selling more than 100,000 tickets. Van Gogh will close April 30.

The King Tut exhibit uses projection mapping and other technologies to bring Ancient Egypt to life. The exhibit commemorates the discovery of King Tut’s tomb more than 100 years ago. Visitors will travel through nine galleries chronicling King Tut’s life — his rule as a child pharaoh, his family, the discovery of his tomb and the mysteries surrounding his early death and his journey to the afterlife.

The exhibit does not include actual artifacts. Instead, digital projections on the walls and floors create the immersive experience.

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“Beyond King Tut” has traveled around the country in partnership with the National Geographic Society. The show was created by Paquin Entertainment Group, which also produced the Van Gogh show.

Tickets go on sale Thursday at The producers strongly encourage advance purchase to avoid sellouts.

Tickets are timed and dated. Prices start at $33.99 for adults and $24.99 for children ages 5-15. Package rates are available for families, seniors and groups. VIP Tickets include a flexible entry time, merchandise and a VR companion piece.

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Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. 

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