SOLD OUT: Lunch with Egyptologist, Kara Cooney

JAN 16, 2019 | 12PM

This event is sold out. NO additional tickets will be available at the door.


JAN 16, 2019 | 12-2PM | Doors open @ 11:30AM | All Ages


Join us for a delicious and educational luncheon during which Dr. Cooney will share her

experiences as an Egyptologist, and her knowledge of King Tutankhamun. Following lunch, you will have the chance to ask questions of Dr. Cooney and explore the exhibition.


Explore the subject matter of OMSI’s newest exhibition, The Discovery of King Tut, in-depth with Dr. Kara Cooney, Egyptologist, Associate Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture at the University of California and Author of her most recent book When Women Ruled The World.


Tickets: $40 (OMSI Members receive 15% off) Includes lunch and entry to the exhibition.


Limited seating so get your tickets soon!



Kara Cooney is a professor of Egyptology at UCLA. Her academic work focuses on death preparations, afterlife beliefs, and gender studies. She is currently investigating coffin reuse during the Bronze Age Collapse, allowing her to examine funerary objects in dozens of museums around the world, including the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Louvre in Paris, British Museum in London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She appeared as lead expert in the popular Discovery Channel special The Secrets of Egypt’s Lost Queen, and is the creator and host of Discovery’s Out of Egypt. Her book, The Woman Who Would be Queen, was published in 2014. In 2018 her book, When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt, will be published by National Geographic Books. She lives in Los Angeles.


Lunch: Fajita Bar (should accomodate most dietary restrictions)

Grilled chicken with assorted toppings including sauted onions and peppers, vegetarian refried beans, Spanish rice, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. Served with corn tortillas. Snickerdoodle cookes for dessert. Water and ice tea included.