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February 16th, 2010
San Francisco: KING TUT this weekend is FREE – thanks TARGET!

YES!! FREE admission to the de Young and popular Tut exhibition for the weekend of Feb. 20-21

Free tickets to the special exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the de Young will be available to the general public on Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, as part of a generous sponsorship by Target.

Tickets will be available on site only, with a limit of four tickets per adult for that day. All tickets are first-come, first-served and timed and dated.

The permanent collections of the de Young will be free to the public all weekend and free programming will include children’s art making, fortune tellers, tarot card readers, belly and sword dancers and a dj spinning in Wilsey Court, as well as a festival of mummy movies screened from noon to 5 pm in the Koret Auditorium.

Admission Specifics:
There will be no advance ticketing. Tickets are first-come, first-served with a limit of four tickets per adult. Demand will be high and Tut tickets for the day will be claimed early in the day. 

Visitors without Tut tickets can visit the de Young’s permanent collection free of charge on both days and the Museum Store, Museum Café and Tower will also be open.

The de Young box office will open at 8:30 am on February 20–21 with first exhibition entry at 9 am. Museum hours on February 20–21 will be from 9 am–5:15 pm with last entry to the Tut exhibition at 4 pm.

Free Programming and Mummy Film Festival:   
The de Young will be filled with free activities during Target Tut Free Weekend. Families can enjoy a children’s art project in the Piazzoni Murals Room where kids learn to engrave ancient hieroglyphics into copper foil. Belly and sword dancers will entertain visitors waiting to enter the Tut exhibition, and tarot card and fortune tellers will be on hand to predict the future. Enjoy the sounds of contemporary Egyptian music spun by a dj in Wilsey Court.  

A special mummy film festival for all ages will take place in the Koret Auditorium from noon to 5 pm each day screening a mix of light-hearted and serious mummy classics such as The Mummy (1932), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), King Tutankhamun: The Mystery Unsealed (2006), The Mummy: Hollywood’s Golden Age (2000) and Scooby-Doo in Where’s My Mummy? (2005). And what mummy festival would be complete without the Three Stooges classic, We Want Our Mummy?All films are free and open to the public.

Programming Schedule:
9:30am – 5pm Hands-on art making for all ages in Piazzoni Murals Room
11:30am – 3pm Fortune Teller and Tarot Reader in Wilsey Court
11am – 5pm Dj spinning Arab and Egyptian beats in Wilsey Court
11am – 5pm Mummy Movie Festival in Koret Auditorium
12pm – 5pm Sword dancers & belly dancers roving throughout the ground floor

Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
www.deyoungmuseum.org
415.750.3600

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