Pompeii: The Exhibition

Date(s) - 10/02/2021 - 04/23/2022
12:00 am

Carnegie Science Center


This exhibit takes visitors on a journey back in time when a major city was suddenly destroyed.

That city was Pompeii, a thriving economic and military city of the Roman Empire (27BCE – 1453CE) that is located in southwestern Italy. The nearby volcano Mt. Vesuvius suddenly erupted on August 24, 79CE giving the citizens little opportunity to escape and thousands died in place.┬áLargely preserved under the ash, the excavated city offers a unique snapshot of Roman life, frozen at the moment it was buried.

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.


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