POMPEII: The Exhibition, February 7 - May 25, 2015

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

Now accepting school group reservations

Venture on a journey back in time to witness the ancient Roman city of Pompeii before and after the epic eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago. POMPEII: The Exhibition will transport students to the year 79, when Pompeii and its 20,000 citizens vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash.

A school group field trip to POMPEII: The Exhibition offers students a rare opportunity to discover a society and culture both destroyed and preserved by the catastrophic power of nature.

Interested in reserving a field trip to POMPEII?

Due to the high volume of school group interest in this exhibit, limited school group time slots are available. Please complete the interest form below to greater ensure availability for your preferred field trip date and time. We will contact you to confirm your desired visit or work with you to find an alternative date. Note: Completion of this form does not guarantee requested dates and times.

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If you have any questions, contact us at (206) 443-2925.

Learn more about general field trips to Pacific Science Center.

Pricing & Packages

Field Trip Pricing

Tickets for POMPEII: The Exhibition are timed with groups of students entering every 15 minutes between 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Please choose your entry time carefully as capacity is limited and we cannot guarantee that rescheduling will be possible. No refunds will be granted for missed entry times. School group reservations cannot be made for Mondays.

  Preschool Students K-12 Students, Teachers & Chaperones

Add Greece: Secrets of the Past IMAX film, planetarium program or laser show

Add Exhibit Audio Guide
Field Trip Rates $11 $13 $15 $5
Title 1 Schools $10 $12 $14 $5

IMAX, planetarium, and laser shows are subject to availability and can be added at the time of reservation. See above pricing for details.

POMPEII: The Exhibition audio guides can also be added. These are $5 per person and can be paid for in cash at the exhibit or, if pre-ordered can be included in the group payment.


Payment Process & Policy

All group numbers must be finalized and tickets pre-paid 30 days prior to the field trip date. At this time group counts are considered final and tickets are non-refundable. Payments can be made with a school check, credit card, or purchase order. Any tickets not pre-paid 30 days prior to the visit will be released and additions to the group will need to be purchased the day of the visit at the general admission rate.


Scholarships & Discounts

Schools located within the Seattle School District can inquire about the availability of free bus transportation courtesy of PEMCO Insurance. Learn more


Pacific Science Center Membership & Microsoft PRIME Card Usage

School group rates cannot be combined with any other offers. Membership and PRIME card tickets may be purchased separately. We cannot guarantee entry times for individually purchased exhibition tickets will be available in conjunction with a school group's planned visit.

Policies & Information

Chaperone Policy

Pacific Science Center requires a minimum ratio of one adult per 10 students, and a maximum of one adult per one student.


Exhibit Times

POMPEII: The Exhibition has a timed ticket entry with times from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and a limited number of students will enter every 15 minutes. To provide the best experience for your students, we will not exceed the maximum number allowed of 110 guests. If your attendance number increases, we cannot guarantee the availability of additional tickets. Please let us know of any additions at least 30 days prior to your visit.


Exhibit Ticketing & Re-Entry

Each guest will have an exhibit ticket that must be presented upon entry. Exhibit re-entry is not permitted. Once guests have exited through the gift shop they cannot re-enter.


Inclement Weather Policy

Should school be delayed or cancelled due to incelement weather, please call Education Registration at (206) 443-2925 to reschedule your visit.


Prohibited Items

Food and drink are strictly prohibited inside the exhibit. Cameras, video recording devices, and camera phones may not be used and must be turned off inside the exhibit.

Complete Your Experience

Complete your field trip experience with an IMAX film.

Greece: Secrets of the Past

Travel to Greece on a sweeping archeological trip back in time in Greece: Secrets of the Past. At the heart of the film's journey is Dr. Christos Doumas, a Greek archeologist who is working to piece together the puzzle of ancient Greece and better understand its influence on life today. Also playing a key role is Dr. George Vougioukalakis, a volcanologist studying the devastating explosion on the island of Santorini in 1646 BC, which changed life in the Aegean Sea forever.

This film is the perfect historical complement to your visit to POMPEII: The Exhibition.

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