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Buffalo Museum of Science extends 'Golden Mummies of Egypt' to Jan. 3, 2021

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Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:45 am

Health protocols in place to ensure safety of museum guests

The Buffalo Museum of Science announced “Golden Mummies of Egypt,” presented by M&T Bank, will extend its stay in Buffalo to Jan. 3, 2021. Originally slated to end this month, the exhibit will continue its global premiere in Western New York. Guests can visit “Golden Mummies of Egypt” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

“Since our gradual reopening in July, we have received overwhelmingly positive response for ‘Golden Mummies of Egypt,’ ” Buffalo Museum of Science President and CEO Marisa Wigglesworth said. “We are excited to continue this global exhibit so that everyone in our region has a chance to experience this world-class attraction while it’s here in the heart of Buffalo.”

“Golden Mummies of Egypt” highlights more than 100 key objects from the Manchester Museum’s collection, including mummies, masks, coffins, jewelry and sculptures. Blending Egyptian, Roman and Greek imagery, the exhibit provides guests a glimpse into the research findings spanning more than a century. Guests can enjoy safe, interactive learning experiences firsthand using museum-provided styluses.

The exhibit made its U.S. premiere at the Buffalo Museum of Science in February, before closing March 13 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the closing, the Buffalo Museum of Science worked with NOMAD Exhibitions, and Manchester Museum – owner of the collection and part of the University of Manchester in the U.K. – agreed to the initial extension to Oct. 18 to provide the community additional viewing time.

For the safety of guests and the community, Buffalo Museum of Science has implemented operational changes that guests should familiarize themselves with before visiting: 

√ All staff and patrons ages 2 and older are required to wear a face covering. 

√ Comprehensive cleaning and staff screening protocols have been established. 

√ To help eliminate the need to touch exhibit surfaces, the museum will provide each guest with a complimentary stylus to engage with interactive touch screens and exhibit buttons.

A full COVID-19 reopening plan may be found at sciencebuff.org/plan-a-visit/covid-19-reopening-plan/.

The first, third and fourth floors of the museum, which offer the venue’s most interactive spaces and displays, will remain closed through the end of the calendar year so the experiences can be adapted to meet New York state safety mandates.

Pricing for the “Golden Mummies of Egypt” is: 

Free for current members of the Buffalo Museum of Science or children under the age of 2

$19 for adults

$16 for children ages 2–17

$16 for senior citizens over the age of 62, active students or members of the military

Families can purchase annual memberships to the Buffalo Museum of Science starting at $80.

Tickets will be assigned designated entry times to ensure the museum remains under 25% maximum occupancy. All tickets must be reserved or purchased in advance at sciencebuff.org or by calling 716-896-5200.

Support for this exhibit was provided by Market New York through “I LOVE NY”/New York State Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards.

For more information on the exhibit and general museum updates, visit sciencebuff.org or call 716-896-5200.

About the Buffalo Museum of Science

Rooted in the belief that science creates opportunities and shapes our world, the Buffalo Museum of Science is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to providing relevant science programming to learners of all ages in the Buffalo Niagara Region. Through interactive science studios and exhibits designed for multigenerational learning, the museum showcases its extensive collection of more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts representing all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York.

With a focus on raising the science literacy in the Buffalo Niagara area and beyond, the museum offers hands-on workshops, camps, panel discussions, guided tours and enhance learning opportunities for its guests and community.

Opened in 1929 in Buffalo’s Olmsted-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, the museum recently installed its eighth interactive science studio marking the completion of a nine-year-long transformation of its guest experience.

The Buffalo Museum of Science is governed by the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences alongside Tifft Nature Preserve in South Buffalo, a 264-acre urban wetland preserve on reclaimed former industrial land. Learn more at www.sciencebuff.org.

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