Fri, Jun 04 | Houston Museum of Natural Science

HMNS Ancient Ruins Fieldtrip

POMPEII: The Exhibition examines the lives of residents of Pompeii before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th, 79 A.D. Visitors to the exhibition travel back in time when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city.
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HMNS Ancient Ruins Fieldtrip

Time & Location

Jun 04, 9:15 AM
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

About the Event

Hosted by: Rouba Taha Ages: Everyone Ask questions here: HMNS Pompeii exhibition Forum

Price- $11.50 per person Ages 3+

RSVP and payment deadline- 6/1/21

Mask requirement for anyone age 10+

We will meet at the lobby outside the ticket booths at 9:15 am. We have timed tickets to tour the Pompeii Exhibition at 9:30 am.

We can spend as much time as needed in the Pompeii Exhibition. Then we are free to enter the Pemanent Exhibit Halls.

At 11:55 am we will meet outside the planetarium for a showing of the Lamps of Atlantis.

Whoever is free afterwards, let's meet for a picnic and playtime at Hermann Park.

 

POMPEII: The Exhibition examines the lives of residents of Pompeii before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th, 79 A.D. Visitors to the exhibition travel back in time when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city. In a media-rich, object-based, immersive experience, learn how the people of Pompeii lived, loved, worked, worshipped and found entertainment.

The special exhibition features over 150 artifacts on loan from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum, including frescoes, mosaics, and statues from the sites hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until rediscovery over 250 years ago. The sudden disaster that destroyed Pompeii also preserved it and over time archaeologists have uncovered a unique record of its daily life — roads, buildings, municipal services, paintings, mosaics, artifacts, and even preserved bodies. Ongoing excavations at the site provides an ever-evolving picture of everyday life at the height of the Roman Empire.

Lamps of Atlantis- Our search for the lost continent of Atlantis takes us on a journey through the astronomical knowledge and understanding of the ancient Greeks.  How did the constellations get their names?  What different patterns did ancient cultures see in the sky?  Was Atlantis a real place?  Did it really sink into the sea?  We will uncover clues to help us solve this age-old mystery.

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  • Pompeii Exhibition Children 3+
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