Stroll the Streets of Pompeii in Cherry Creek North and at DIA

Stroll the Streets of Pompeii in Cherry Creek North and at DIA

Denver Museum of Nature & Science has decorated Cherry Creek North and the airport for the season-Pompeii style.

DENVER-November 13, 2012-Passengers at DIA and shoppers in Cherry Creek North will be transported back to the streets of ancient Pompeii thanks to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Roman columns now dot the bustling sidewalks of this popular shopping area and the baggage claim at the airport. 

The columns were installed to entice Colorado residents and visitors to come see the temporary exhibition A Day in Pompeii, now open at the Museum through January 13, 2013.

A Day in Pompeii offers Museum visitors 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.

Extended hours to see the exhibition are available during the holidays. For more information, click here.

Images are available upon request.

Press Contact

Charlotte Hurley, 303-370-6407, Charlotte.Hurley@dmns.org

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.

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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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