If you have ever wanted to catch a rare glimpse of Cleopatra's precious artifacts, you can register for the upcoming motorcoach excursion from Newport Beach to Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2 the Newport Beach City Arts Commission will lead a trip to Cleopatra:The Exhibition at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The group will depart for Los Angeles from the Central Library at 9:30 a.m., and return to Newport Beach at approximately 4:30 p.m. that afternoon.
The staged 13,000-square-foot exhibit features the largest collection of Cleopatra-era Egyptian artifacts ever assembled in the United States with more than 150 pieces showcasing the life of Cleopatra VII. The exhibit, which is the only West Coast showing, includes colossal statues, jewelry, coins and items from Cleopatra’s sunken palace in Alexandria and other ancient sites that were significant during her life as queen.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required for the exhibit. Tickets are $75 per person and include transportation, admission, an Imax movie and lunch.
If you are interested in the Cleopatra exhibit, registration forms are available at the Central Library, Balboa, Corona del Mar and Mariners Branch Libraries, City Hall and online at www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts. For more information, call the Cultural Arts Office at 949-717-3870 or visit the website at www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts under Museum Tours.