Cleopatra comes to LA

An exhibit showcasing the legendary Cleopatra, the infamous queen of Egypt and lover of both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, opens Wednesday at the California Science Center.

“Cleopatra: The Exhibition” will take place in a 13,000-square-foot space showcasing the largest collection of Cleopatra-era artifacts from Egypt ever assembled in the U.S., according to the California Science Center. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31.

Exhibit producers say more than 150 priceless Egyptian artifacts recovered from sand and sea will be put on display, including statues, jewelry and coins from Cleopatra’s lost palace in Alexandria.

Cleopatra VII was crowned queen of Egypt at 17, as the Roman Empire was threatening to swallow up the ancient civilization. Cleopatra famously seduced two of Rome’s most powerful leaders – Julius Caesar and Mark Antony – and bore children to both men. The Egyptian queen died by her own hand, with the bite of an asp.

The installation at the California Science Center is the touring exhibit’s only West Coast appearance. While admission to the museum is free, general admission tickets to the exhibit will cost $19.75 for adults. Discounts are available for museum members, seniors, youth and students. Buy tickets and learn more about the exhibit at

Gas Up and Getway

Let us help you pay for the gas to Cleopatra when you book our Gas Up Getaway.  Your stay will include overnight accommodations for two, a $50 gas card per stay (requires a two night stay), and complimentary self parking. Stay just minutes away from Cleopatra’s masterful exhibit.  Make your reservations to day.


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