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Traveling Exhibits Come to Amarillo

From mummies to massive sharks, the Disocvery Center will keep you on your toes this fall.

The Discovery Center welcomes a very special new guest this fall. Her name is Annie. She's a more than two-thousand year old mummy, and she'll be spending the next few months here in on the High Plains.

"To have her now, preserved for us to be able to learn and understand from is extraordinary," Mimi Leveque, with the Peabody Essex Museum said. 

"I don't think there's ever been an Egyptian mummy here in Amarillo, so I think that's a wonderful thing," Dr. Aaron Pan, Executive Director of the Don Harrington Discovery Center said.   

Annie is part of the Discovery Center's 'Lost Egypt' exhibit. It has been to major cities across the U.S., and now Panhandle residents can take a look at this piece of history and science up close.

"It's a wonderful exhibit showcasing how science is being used to understand how these ancient Egyptians lived," Pan said.         

Annie has a very sizeable and scary companion at the museum. The Megalodon exhibit also opens this fall, showcasing a model of the largest shark that ever lived.

From mummies to massive sharks, the Disocvery Center will keep you on your toes this fall. The exhibits open to members on Friday and to the public on Saturday.

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