TOGA! TOGA! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Presents Bacchus Raucous—A Party in Pompeii

TOGA! TOGA!  The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Presents Bacchus Raucous-A Party in Pompeii

Denver-September 18, 2012-In celebration of A Day in Pompeii, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites you to wrap yourself in your finest toga and revel like Roman gods and goddesses at Bacchus Raucous on Friday, September 28, at the Museum.

Guests will party like it's AD 79 and enjoy live entertainment and admission to the exhibition A Day in Pompeii. The evening features food, drink, music, costumes, and merriment-all to celebrate the recent opening of this immersive blockbuster exhibition.

Some Roman fun will also spill out onto the streets of Denver this weekend and next when living statues of ancient Pompeians appear around town including these locations:

  • Larimer Square, Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • 16th Street Mall, Sunday, September 23, Noon-3 p.m.
  • Cherry Creek North, Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bacchus Raucous-A Party in Pompeii

Friday, September 28, 7:30-11 p.m., $38 member, $43 nonmember, ages 21+ only

Graffiti, gladiators, and glitz await-just another raucous night in Pompeii, Rome's vacation and nightlife hotspot. Come dressed as your favorite Roman god or goddess, or in your toga best. Your ticket includes Italian-themed hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, admission to A Day in Pompeii, and one drink at the bar. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

About A Day In Pompeii

What nature destroyed, it also preserved. A Day in Pompeii offers 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. 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

Exhibition Information

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 & 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, 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.

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