Another exhilarating exhibition has opened in Chicago joining an already astounding array of exhibitions at Chicago’s many museums.
Pompeii: The Exhibition, which opened at Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry towards the end of February 23, showcases one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in the history of our planet by offering guests the chance to travel back more than 1,900 years ago to the bustling commercial port and trading center that was once Pompeii.
The ancient Roman city was “preserved in a volcanic time capsule” after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD covered the city in ash and consequently, today provides a unique snapshot into ancient Roman life.
The exhibition is open through September 4, 2023, displaying “treasures, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, gladiator armor, weapons, ancient Roman coins, and full body casts of the volcano’s victims.”
In addition to a plethora of more than 150 old artifacts, immersive multimedia experiences takes visitors from Chicago to places like Pompeii’s amphitheater floor where you’ll be able to experience a holographic gladiator fight or a 4D simulation of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Pompeii: The Exhibition is not included in Museum Entry and requires a separate, timed-entry ticket which is $18 for adults (age 12+), $14 for children (age 3-11), and $9 for members while Annual Fund members and kids under 3 go free.
The exhibit opened on February 23 and runs until September 4th.
More about Pompeii: The Exhibition can be found at www.msichicago.org.
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