Big Pompeii Announcement for Orlando Science Center Members

Pompeii: The Immortal City is on its way, and the good news keeps on coming! Orlando Science Center is thrilled to announce that members can experience this summer blockbuster experience FREE!


In the past, large blockbuster exhibits such as this required an upcharge for Science Center members. However, thanks to the support of Orange County Government through the Arts and Cultural Affairs program, a grant from the Tourist Development Tax Blockbuster Fund has covered many of the substantial costs to bring the exhibit to Orlando and we are passing the savings onto you!

Through art, music and an immersive 360 projection experience, Pompeii: The Immortal City will transport guests back in time to 79 AD. Orlando will be one of only four sites in the United States to host this state of the art exhibit. 

"This award exemplifies Orange County’s belief in the value of arts and cultural organizations to our community,” said Orlando Science Center CEO and President JoAnn Newman. “We are grateful for their support and look forward to presenting this unique exhibition and featured programming to the communities of Orange County and the greater Central Florida region.”

Terry Olsen and JoAnn Newman from Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs and Orlando Science Center

Along with FREE entry, annual members will be invited to attend an exclusive Member-Only Preview of the exhibit before it opens to the general public. Pompeii: The immortal City will be a timed ticket experience, so guests are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance. As an added benefit, Orlando Science Center members will be able to reserve their complimentary tickets before they are available to the general public!


Make sure your membership is up to date so you don’t miss these benefits. Renew your membership today by emailing or calling 407.514.2158 and receive 10% off!

Not a member yet? Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Purchase a membership or gift a membership today to receive all of these benefits and more, including:

  • FREE general admission and parking
  • FREE admission to special ticketed events including all four days of Otronicon, Science Night Live, and more
  • Member-Only events and special offers
  • Discounts on summer camps and the ability to book your camps first with the Member Pre-Sale
  • And so much more!

With a variety of membership levels, benefits, and upcoming events, it’s a great time to get, renew, or even gift a membership!   

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.

OSC Seeks Local Partnerships For Pompeii: The Immortal City

Now through April 30, 2019, submissions are being accepted for artists and cultural organizations from around Central Florida to help bring the ancient city of Pompeii to life with complimentary art exhibits, educational lectures and artistic performances.


$75,000 will be allocated to support partnership programs and collaborations leading up to and coinciding with the run of the exhibition Pompeii: The Immortal City, opening summer 2020. Selected program partners will develop engaging opportunities tied to the rich and influential culture of ancient Pompeii and the Roman world.


“A critical aspect of our mission is to support the creative and educational community,” says Orlando Science Center President & CEO JoAnn Newman. “Orlando is well known for its arts and sciences and we’re excited to bring them together in anticipation of this new exhibition.”


Applicants can register at Partnership events and programs should have the goal of appealing to diverse and broad audiences. No proposal is too small, and collaborations with other institutions are highly encouraged.


Pompeii: The Immortal City exhibition brings to light the extraordinary achievements of this ancient culture through artworks, interactive mechanical devices and multimedia experiences. The media-rich exhibition takes visitors on a journey through time into the daily life of the first-century Roman town, and places them at the center of events, as they hear and feel the roar of the volcano erupting before their eyes.


Orlando Science Center is one of only four locations in the United States to host this exhibit, thanks to generous support from the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Blockbuster Fund.