A Day in Pompeii


If you had plans to visit the A Day in Pompeii exhibition at Cincinnati Museum Center but haven’t yet had the chance, you’re in luck! Due to popular demand, the exhibit’s stay in Cincinnati has been extended by one week!

Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, Aug. 12, you can now experience the daily life, destruction and preservation of this thriving Roman city until Sunday, Aug. 19. You won’t want to miss your chance to view 250 priceless ancient artifacts including frescos, daily household items, jewelry and the moving body casts of the victims of Mount Vesuvius, completely preserved in their final moments. Cincinnati is the only stop between Boston, Massachusetts and Denver, Colorado, where the exhibit is heading next.

To provide you with the best opportunity to experience A Day in Pompeii, we’ve extended the exhibit hours during its final days. The exhibit is open late, with the last entry at 8 p.m., every night from Aug. 10 through Aug. 19. CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

About the Exhibit

The Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii's archeological treasures rarely leave Italy, and this national touring exhibit marks the first time that these rare treasures will come to the region. Room-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, gold coins, and hundreds of priceless ancient artifacts join body casts of the volcano's victims, eerily preserved in their final frantic moments. Don't miss this glimpse through a unique window into the ancient past.

Continue your Exploration of Ancient Pompeii!

Since 2005, University of Cincinnati Professor Steven Ellis has led an international team of archaeological researchers in excavations of Pompeii.

Click here to listen to Dr. Ellis's interview with WVXU's Jane Durrell.

Watch the video below to learn more about their research on the every-day life of the lower and middle classes of ancient Pompeii and their use of new technologies to document their findings!

Chris Cloke and Emily Egan from the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Classics have produced eight brilliant podcasts for A Day in Pompeii on subjects such as Roman Medicine, Gladiators and more! Click here to listen!

Continue your A Day in Pompeii experience with our Pompeii Patrons! Click here for more information!

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Additional Support:

Support for the participation of the UC Classics Department comes from the Archaeological Institute of America.


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Note: Tickets to A Day in Pompeii are not included in the All Museums Pass.


Entry Times

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Last entry at 8 p.m. every night from Aug. 10 through Aug. 19, 2012!


Book Club

Click here for information about our Pompeii Book Club. 


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