In 79 A.D. the Roman city of Pompeii experienced a catastrophic volcanic eruption that buried everything in its path, killing 2,000 people. Amazingly, the same ash and debris from Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the city also remarkably preserved it, with explorers rediscovering the site in 1748 and finding the city nearly intact. POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION, coming to Arizona Science Center, through May 28, 2018, will once again
bring Pompeii to life.
In this blockbuster exhibition, guests will become time travelers transported to the bustling commercial port and strategic military and trading center of Pompeii. Over 200 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy; including wall-sized frescoes, mosaics, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, statues and ancient Roman coins; will bring to life how Pompeii’s people lived, loved, worked, worshipped and celebrated. In perhaps the most powerful portion of the exhibition, exquisite body casts of adults and children will vividly communicate the emotions of the victims.
POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION will begin with a dramatic video that introduces Pompeii. Guests will then journey through the ancient city; where they will encounter a Roman villa, a market, temple, theater and baths. From there, they will witness the impact Mount Vesuvius had on this ancient city as they experience a simulated volcanic eruption in a 4D theater. The exhibition will culminate with the reveal of authentic full body casts of human forms, poignantly dramatizing the impact of the extreme heat and noxious gases that left them forever frozen in time. A small, separate section of the exhibit will feature erotic art in a replica of a Pompeii brothel. Parental discretion is advised for this portion of the exhibition, which is not suitable for all ages.
POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION, tickets are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children (3-17). Arizona Science Center Member pricing is $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children. General Admission is required for non-Members and is $18 for adults, $13 for children and $16 for seniors.
Learn more about the event and ticket details here.