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What Nature Destroyed, It Also Preserved
POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION

The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, but it also preserved a unique record of daily life at the height of the Roman Empire. Take a journey back in time to August 24, 79 A.D. when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trade center.

Find yourself in a reproduced atrium inside a unique Roman villa, where you will embark on a tour through the ancient city. Over 180 artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archeological Museum in Italy allow you to wind through the streets of Pompeii, exploring the forum, theater, and marketplace along the way. In a media-rich, object-based, immersive experience, learn how the people of Pompeii lived, loved, worked, worshipped, and found entertainment. See paintings, mosaics, artifacts, and even casts of bodies preserved in motion, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.

Experience the eruption itself in an immersive 4D eruption theater. CGI imagery, surround sound, vibrations, and special effects bring Mount Vesuvius to life with startling reality. (This experience can be bypassed for visitors with sensitivities to strobes or sounds.)

It usually takes an average of 90 minutes to walk through POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION and experience the exhibit and artifacts.

Please note, personal flash photography and videography are not permitted in POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION.

 

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PPG Science Pavilion

Presented by:

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Sponsored by:

Arch Masonry and Restoration – Old World Craftsmanship and Modern Technology

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION also includes:

  • An introductory theatre where the scene is set in a video with dramatic reconstructions that describe Pompeii and the nearby volcano.
  • Experience depictions of different areas of the city, including a market, temple, theater, and baths, using artifacts, projections, audio, video, photographic murals, and frescoes and mosaics.
  • Over 180 authentic, nearly 2,000-year-old artifacts bring the story of Pompeii to life. These remarkable objects include gladiator helmets, armor, weapons, a ship’s anchor, lamps, jugs, cups, plates, pots, pans, other household objects, furniture, jewelry, medical instruments, and tools.

FOR PARENTS

This special exhibition includes great history lessons for children of all ages. However, a few of the sculptures feature era-specific depictions of men and women without clothing. There is also one area of the exhibition with more mature content (there is a parental advisory notice outside the entrance to this gallery) and the gallery can be bypassed. The exhibition also features a very realistic 4D experience that simulates a volcanic eruption, complete with flashing lights, sounds, visuals, fog, and vibrations.

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION Photo Gallery

People sitting is a small movie theater surrounded by some smoke
White statue of a woman
Guests looking at a human figure covered in ash
Guests looking at a human figure covered in ash
Woman looking at a display of bronze items
Pompeii: The Exhibition displays
People sitting is a small movie theater surrounded by some smoke White statue of a woman Guests looking at a human figure covered in ash Guests looking at a human figure covered in ash Woman looking at a display of bronze items Pompeii: The Exhibition displays
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EDUCATOR GUIDE

Download the Educator Guide (PDF) opens in a new window to complement your classroom instruction and make the most of your school field trip. It contains original, assessable, STEAM-related classroom lesson plans for many levels: Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Home School. It is designed to be flexible and used to best meet the needs and capabilities of your class.

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