Pompeii: The Exhibition

Time Out says

This exhibition by NEON at the Museum of Science and Industry transports guests back in time to one of nature’s most explosive moments—the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Through a collection of priceless artifacts and multimedia productions, you’ll get an in-depth look at life in Pompeii before disaster struck. The exhibit also includes immersive experiences showing holographic gladiatorial combat, a 4D theater that simulates Mount Vesuvius’s deathly impact on the ancient city and the reveal of full-body casts of human forms who perished during the volcanic event.


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Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, IL

5700 S Lake Shore Dr



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at 57th St


Bus: 6, 15, 28, 55. Train: Metra Electric or South Shore Line to 55th, 56th and 57th Street.