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"Mummies of the World," one of most successful exhibitions attracting record visitors

08-25-2010 09:51 BJT

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- "Mummies of the World," the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled by California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles, has become one of the most successful paid exhibit openings which has attracted over 100,000 visitors in some 50 days, eclipsing all the previous events ever held in the venue, the organizer said on Monday.

"Mummies of the World," the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled by California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles, has become one of the most successful paid exhibit openings which has attracted over 100,000 visitors in some 50 days(File Photo)
"Mummies of the World," the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled 
by California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles, has become one of 
the most successful paid exhibit openings which has attracted over 100,000 
visitors in some 50 days(File Photo)

"Crowds have been lining up to see Mummies of the World since it opened," says Jeff Rudolph, president of the California Science Center. "It has been gratifying to see that so many people appreciate the opportunity this exhibit offers to learn more about the scientific research involved in the study of mummies."

The organizer has welcomed its 100,000th visitor, James Medrano of Pomona, Calif., on Thursday, just seven weeks after its July 1 world premiere in Los Angeles. He brought his daughter, Camille, 15; son, Aiden, 11; and their cousin, Adrian Guerrero, 10, to see the exhibit before school began again.

Medrano and his family received a special 100,000th visitor package, including the 338-page, 230-illustration Mummies of the World exhibition catalog, a DVD and a one-year "Explorer Family Membership" to the California Science Center, including four complimentary IMAX vouchers, the organizer said.

Ranked among the highest-ranked paid exhibits ever hosted by the Science Center, "Mummies of the World" has sold a total of 106,687 tickets including future dates in its first 50 days of exhibition,surpassing the total number -- 102,525 -- for the first Body Worlds exhibition -- another world premiere the Science Center hosted from July 2004 to January 2005 and that for the Titanic exhibition, which was held from February to September 2003 and has sold 66,412 during its first 50 days.

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