A Day in Pompeii Enters Its Final Weeks at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

A Day in Pompeii Enters Its Final Weeks at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Less Than Four Weeks Remain to See the Blockbuster Exhibition

Denver—December 18, 2012—The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites visitors to experience A Day in Pompeii before it closes on January 13. More than 100,000 visitors have enjoyed getting an insider's glimpse into the daily life—and tragic end—of this ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. 

Visitor Reactions

“It was exquisite, so great that we could not stop talking about it!”

“We’ve been DMNS members for five years and have been to almost all of your major exhibitions, and although it's a case of apples and oranges, we think A Day in Pompeii is your best of the past five years.  And we've been to Pompeii!”

“My boys were so excited about ‘A Day in Pompeii’ that they built a model volcano in their sandbox tonight. Tomorrow, Mt Vesuvius erupts there.”

Extended Holiday Hours

A Day in Pompeii will be open until 7 p.m.* on

  • Friday,      December 21–Sunday, January 13 (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,      New Year’s Eve, and Thursday, January 10)

*The last timed ticket will be issued at 5:30 p.m.

For more information and to plan your visit, click here.

Exhibition Highlights

What nature destroyed, it also preserved. On display are archaeological treasures that lay buried in Pompeii's ruins as if sealed in a time capsule. Exceptional artifacts, digital re-creations, activity carts, and historical enactors provide a fascinating look at life in the ancient Roman Empire of Pompeii. For more information, visit www.dmns.org/pompeii.

Media Contact
Charlotte Hurley, charlotte.hurley@dmns.org, 303-370-6407

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205.  To learn more about the Museum, check www.dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000.
 
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Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

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