Tickets for A Day in Pompeii Available August 24, the
Anniversary of the AD 79 Mount Vesuvius Eruption and Following 24
Hours of Tweets
Denver Museum of Nature & Science will release tickets
on Friday following 24 hours of tweets recounting the final 24
hours before Vesuvius' eruption
Denver-August 22, 2012-On August 24, AD 79,
Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the vibrant Roman city of Pompeii
under volcanic ash for hundreds of years. On August 24, 2012 the
Colorado community can purchase tickets to experience A Day in
Pompeii and explore the daily life-and tragic end-of this thriving
metropolis. The exhibition opens on Friday, September 14 at the
Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Pompeii's rediscovery in the early 1700s-building by building,
street by street, and block by block-became one of the greatest
archaeological sites ever unearthed. A Day in Pompeii showcases
more than 250 exceptional artifacts that lay buried in the
ruins-including room-size frescoes, marble and bronze sculptures,
jewelry, gold coins, and everyday household items. The
13,000-square-foot exhibition evokes the richness, culture, and
bustle of daily life in Pompeii.
In addition to seeing rare artifacts, visitors will experience
what it was like to live in ancient Pompeii as they enjoy digital
re-creations, activity carts, and conversation with the Museum's
24 Hours of Tweets from Pliny the Elder
In an effort to create awareness and excitement about the ticket
release, the Museum is launching a social media campaign that will
allow Twitter users to follow Pliny the Elder (https://twitter.com/Elder_Pliny)
and get a first person account of the final 24 hours in Pompeii
before Mount Vesuvius' eruption. Pliny the Elder was a Roman
author, naturalist, and naval commander of the early Roman Empire.
He died on August 25, AD 79 while attempting by ship to rescue a
friend and his family from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Follow
@Elder_Pliny or @DenverMuseumNS.
General visitors pay $24 adult, $15 junior/student (ages 3-18 or
with a student ID), and $17 senior (age 65+). Ticket includes
admission to both A Day in Pompeii and the Museum. Timed tickets
will be required and advance reservations are strongly encouraged.
The Museum anticipates that popular times will sell out. For
additional information on pricing, including group rates and dates
for extended hours, visit www.dmns.org/pompeii.
A Day in Pompeii is based on the design and presentation
developed by the Gulf Coast Exploreum, the Science Museum of
Minnesota, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and Discovery
Place. Organized by Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici
di Napoli e Pompei (SANP).
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
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.
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.