Pompeii

This remarkable exhibit is coming to Orlando Science Center for a limited run for the summer of 2020.

Orlando will be one of only four sites in the United States to host Pompeii: The Immortal City thanks to the Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

On display from June 6, 2020 to September 7, 2020.

 

In just 24 hours, Pompeii and neighboring Herculaneum were buried by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.


The site was lost for centuries and remained almost entirely untouched until 1748. Today, the most advanced scientific research brings to light the extraordinary achievements of Pompeii and the Roman world.

 

Plunge into the heart of the drama and ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii. Spectacular immersive moments allow you to experience the destruction of the city and to identify with the inhabitants of that time, immobilized by the volcano’s ashes.

 

Through artwork, interactive mechanical devices, and multimedia experiences, you will embark on a journey through time into the daily life of a first-century Roman town.

 

Find yourself in the center of events as you hear and feel the roar of the volcano erupting before your eyes. Discover how the excavation of Pompeii in the 18th century influenced the development of archaeology as a scientific study. Play the role of archaeologist through the use of digital interactives and replicas of artifacts from Pompeii.

My daughter and I went and we were both impressed. It was just awe-inspiring to be so close to things that old, knowing that real people used them, lived with them. Then to see two of the cast molds at the end — that made everything real.

Stephanie B.
Visitor, My Science Museum of Virginia

Orlando Science Center Members get FREE admission to the exhibition!

In addition to getting free admission, members* will have the opportunity to select their timed entry tickets before anyone else with a member pre-sale and be among the first to experience it with a member preview! 

 

*Memberships must be active through the exhibit date to access these benefits.

 

To renew early and get 10% off your membership, email oscmembership@osc.org or call 407.514.2158.

 

Not a member yet? Click here to learn more and purchase one for yourself or as a gift today! 

Arts & Cultural Affairs Orange County Government Florida

Pompeii: The Immortal City is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.