What nature destroyed, it also preserved. Hundreds of exceptional artifacts offer an insider's glimpse into the daily life - and tragic end - of this ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii's archeological treasures rarely leave Italy, and will only be stopping in four U.S. cities. Room-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, gold coins, and hundreds of priceless ancient artifacts join body casts of the volcano's victims, eerily preserved in their final frantic moments. Not only will we be travelling to the other side of the world, but we’ll be travelling back in time as we take a daytrip to Pompeii.
What can you do at the exhibit?
1. See a statue of Venus and beautiful frescoes as you are transported to Ancient Rome and welcomed to Pompeii.
2. Meet and interact with a historical enactor tending the counter and sharing stories at the thermopolium -- an ancient fast-food restaurant.
3. Encounter more than 250 exceptional artifacts that once lay buried in Pompeii's ruins, including room-size frescoes, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, gold coins, and everyday household items.
4. Examine casts of the volcano's victims frozen in their last moments.
5. Discover the power of volcanoes past and present.
6. Experience the daily life of ancient Pompeii through a model home, touchable objects, and a re-created storefront.
7. Watch a digital re-creation that depicts 24 final hours in Pompeii, beginning the morning of August 24, AD 79.
8. Touch and examine reproductions of everyday items, including mirrors, dice, spoons, and more.
9. Learn about Roman mythology.
10. Consider whether you would have stayed or fled Pompeii.
Discounted price of $14 per ticket if we have at least 10 people. I’ve reserved group tickets for this event, so you’ll need to BRING CASH since group tickets must be paid for all in one transaction. Seniors and Students with ID can get in for $10 with our group.