Portland, July 9th, 2013. A special outing engaged patients and their families as they escaped for an afternoon to experience Mummies of the World. American Exhibitions, Inc. and OMSI partnered to help folks at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland experience the exhibit.

About 70 local Ronald McDonald House child patients and their families visited. OMSI and the Mummies of the World exhibitioners donated tickets for them to come see the Mummies.   Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, opening at OMSI Friday, June 14 for a limited Pacific Northwest engagement. The presentation in the Portland will mark the eighth stop of the exhibition’s exclusive tour of the United States. (Photo by Gia Goodrich courtesy of OMSI)

About 70 local Ronald McDonald House patients and their families visited. OMSI and the Mummies of the World exhibitioners donated the tickets. Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. The presentation in the Portland is the eighth stop of the exhibition. (Photo by Gia Goodrich courtesy of OMSI)

Patients and their families were able to experience the exhibit first-hand: 40+ real human and animal mummies, more than 100 artifacts, including sarcophagi, tools and clothing and some hands-on interactives. More information about Mummies of the World: www.mummiesoftheworld.com. The exhibit opened June 14, 2013, and will close September 8, 2013.

Coming up,

Mummies of the World exhibition and OMSI have joined forces to collect school supplies for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland as youth members begin the 2013-2014 school year. From July 27 through August 11, museum guests who participate will receive $2 off adult admission to see Mummies of the World – limited to (2) adult guests per party.

Collection of basic school supplies include but are not limited to:

  • Pens & pencil packages
  • Notebook paper
  • Notebooks
  • Pocket-folders
  • Glue sticks and various art supplies materials
  • Backpacks
  • Binders
  • Calculators
  • Lunchboxes

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington provides a “home away from home” for families with seriously ill children, and supports initiatives to improve pediatric health.

Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, featuring an astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects including real human and animal mummies, and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Ancient Egypt. The blockbuster exhibition will be opening at OMSI in Portland, Ore. for its exclusive Pacific Northwest debut. More information is available online at omsi.edu and mummiesoftheworld.com.

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