A CENTURY, it needn't be said, but say it, we absolutely shall, is a rather long time. And when a centennial is reached, some sort of grand celebration is typically in order, one that involves many people, a few dazzling sights or stories, and a bigger sense of time, history, and importance. Those are just a handful of the hallowed qualities that have been woven through the amazing exhibit currently on view at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. "KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" opened to acclaim in the spring, and its popularity led to an exhibit extension, one that will take it into the early part of 2019. And that popularity is understandable: The artifact-laden display is billed as "the largest King Tut exhibit ever toured!," a show that is on the road all to honor the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the king's tomb. For those interested in these artifacts, in the tales behind how they came to be and how they came to be found, centuries later, a stop by the Exposition Park museum is in order.
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF STAY-OVER SPOTS... that are also offering tickets to the exhibit. Perusing each is your next step, and deciding what LA location you'd like to land in, when you're not at the exhibit. One tie-in temptation? Look for a Honey Pomegranate Tini "... at check-in to a secret menu at select properties." A room and ticket package? They start at $119. All of the properties are part of the larger Marriott family, as the company is the "exclusive hotel partner" for the event, so book your overnight now, before "KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" must depart Southern California on Jan. 6, 2019.