A Day in Pompeii

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.


Cost
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.

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  • Debora

    I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit for what it offered in history and artifacts. I also liked the fact that there were interactive displays, that's great for kids! Jennifer kuddos for being so organized.

    January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I over looked this one... was hangin' at my pad is all.

    Ciao Tutti e Buon anno

    January 1, 2013

  • antonia

    Very interesting exhibit. I'm glad I went. I appreciate the discounted tickets, thanks Jennifer.

    December 31, 2012

  • Kathy

    I really enjoyed this exhibit and got to meet some nice people! Thanks and Happy New Year.

    December 31, 2012

  • Bo

    Thanks Jennifer for organizing; learnt something new today.

    December 31, 2012

  • ZJD

    The exhibit it was fascinating... and pizza after- yummmmm and all the new folks I met - great time!!!!

    December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Pompeii exhibit and munching on pizza afterward. Thank you, Jen, for all of your great work on organzing a fun happening.
    Happy New Year Everyone!

    December 30, 2012

  • Sean S.

    Thanks, very worthwhile. Had a great time, met some fun people. Can't ask for much more.

    December 30, 2012

  • Stephen H.

    Really interesting exhibit, thanks for organizing it Jennifer and great choice of activities!

    December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great exhibit and great people! Jenifer, thanks for arranging the discount for us. Can't wait to do it again... How about the new Clyfford Still museum for another meet up?

    December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much, Jennifer. Nice exhibit, though for about the same price, one can see the whole Uffizi in Florence :) Nevertheless, good to see Denver getting exhibits such as this and Van Gogh.

    December 30, 2012

  • Kathleen F.

    Great exhibit.

    December 30, 2012

  • Frank

    That was an awesome display!!! The stone forms of Pompeii-ians were incrediable. Thanks Jenn for putting this together. Highly recommend this exhibit.

    December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jennifer, glad you organized this event.

    December 30, 2012

  • Dan

    Fascinating exhibit...well worth the time and $...i got to say hi to old and new friends...thanks, Jennifer for organizing and saving us all that $$

    December 30, 2012

  • Jennifer Z

    Inquiring minds want to know... Yes, I will be sending out a cell phone contact number to attendees along with other important info, later tonight since I expect the attendee list to still have some changes today.

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    where will we meet at? sorry if it written somewhere, but I can't find it:-) my first time with the group too!

    December 28, 2012

    • Debora

      Look under the heading on this page.

      December 28, 2012

  • Debora

    Just curious, since the museum closes at 5pm will half an hour allow enough time to see the entire exhibit ... do they allow the last group to stay longer? Thanks!

    December 26, 2012

    • Frank

      Word on the street is that this organizer is awesome like that!

      1 · December 28, 2012

    • Debora

      Seems so, as she let me know we can stay as late as 7pm. That works!

      December 28, 2012

  • Dru W.

    I'm a maybe as this is tempting to see and hear the story of so many toasted Romans. Will there be a warm waiting area outside, with hot chocolate, maybe? Should it be a part of the exhibit, I would be as interested in hearing about the contemporary organization (or lack there of) for a re-occurrence in the Naples area and if they've actually modeled an evacuation of the area as they might also model the probability of a pyroclastic flow which is what toasted all those Pompeiians and the less well heeled Herculaneumans. Anyone know if there will there be any expertise of that variety available?

    1 · December 26, 2012

  • Debora

    Was planning to go this week as I am on winter break. When I saw this I thought no reason not to join and meet some others who appreciate the various cultures of the world as much as I do!

    1 · December 25, 2012

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