• Charge by Phone 314-534-1111 or 800-293-5949




Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds

Purchase a timed-entry ticket in advance to avoid lines, long waits, and ticket sell-outs. Guarantee your spot today by purchasing your ticket in person at one of the Museum Information Centers, by calling MetroTix at 314-534-1111, or order online. Tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a $3.00/ticket service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets reserved at the Museum.

  • Timed tickets are available every 15 minutes during entry hours. For online sales, buyers will be assigned the first available 15 minute slot in their desired hour. For specific 15 minute selections, please call MetroTix at 314-534-1111.
  • MetroTix sales end at 12:01am day of event. Same day ticket sales are only available in person at the Museum on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Entry on Friday is free, but a ticket is required. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. There is a 6 ticket purchase limit for Fridays.
  • Will call tickets are held at the Information Center in the East Building.
  • Enhance your Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds experience with a free audio guide that can be accessed using your own device at www.slam.org/sunkencities.

Colossal statue of a Ptolemaic king reassembled underwater after excavation and preliminary cleaning, Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt; red granite; Maritime Museum, Alexandria (SCA 279); IEASM Excavations; Photo: Christoph Gerigk © Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation           
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About the Exhibition

The Saint Louis Art Museum will be the first North American art museum to tell the epic story of one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology, a story that revealed two lost cities of ancient Egypt submerged under the Mediterranean Sea for over a thousand years. World-renowned underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered these submerged worlds uncovering stunning ancient religious, ceremonial, and commercial artifacts, which has led to a greater understanding of life during the age of pharaohs.


More than 200 of these authentic artifacts, including three colossal 16-foot sculptures of a pharaoh, a queen, and a god will be on view. Objects range from the colossal sculptures to precious gold coins and jewelry, bronze vessels, objects inscribed in the ancient Egyptian or Greek languages, and statues from the sunken and forgotten ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. They will be seen alongside ancient Egyptian artifacts from museums in Cairo and Alexandria, many of which have never been on view in the United States.


Pricing Info

Adult = $20
Student/Senior 65+ = $18
Child 6-12 = $8
Child under 6 = $0

Friday, all tickets = $0

There is a $3 per ticket service charge.

Saint Louis Art Museum Members, click here to enter your promo code.

Venue Information

Saint Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Drive , Saint Louis, Missouri 63110


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