POMPEII: The Exhibition

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Photos courtesy of the Soprintendenza Speciale per I Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompeii

February 7-May 25, 2015 at Pacific Science Center

Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the final moments of those entombed in ash – including the largest collection of body casts ever presented.

In the year 79, Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved. POMPEII: The Exhibition tells the tale of this city, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. From garden frescoes and marble statues to helmets and shin guards of the day's Gladiators, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — you will experience daily life in this bustling Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano's catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of 10 full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.

Group tickets are now available. For more information please call (206) 443-3611 or email groupevents@pacsci.org.

Tickets on sale November 17! Get them two weeks before the general public as a Pacific Science Center member.

Produced by Premier Exhibitions, Inc. in partnership with the SSBA of Pompeii and the SSBA of Naples.

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Additional support provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co.