Last week, New York City experienced an earthquake and a hurricane– two natural disasters in the same week!
Luckily we were all ok, but it was definitely a huge reminder that we cannot take the glitz and glam of the Big Apple for granted.
This weekend, you can experience a previous natural disaster with never-before-seen objects on display at Discovery Times Square.
Now close your eyes and travel back in time with us for a bit….
Pompeii The Exhibit
What is it?
2,000 years ago during the Roman Empire, the city of Pompeii sat innocently at the base of Mount Vesuvius, a tall volcano.
In AD 79, the volcano suddenly erupted, tragically burying the city under 4-6 feet of deadly ash and lava. Because the city was so distant from others, the city and people were completely forgotten, until its accidental discovery in the 18th Century!
After years of careful digging, the uncovered artifacts and bodies of Pompeii have been preserved so that the world will never forget these innocent souls who’s lives were suddenly taken away.
Visitors of New York City can now experience Pompeii The Exhibit until Monday, September 5th at Discovery Times Square.
The Exhibit Includes:
- Over 250 artifacts – includes some never-before-seen objects and the largest collection of body casts ever on display including a dramatic skeleton collection
- A brand-new, immersive movie experience depicting a timelapsed representation starting from the moment of Vesuvius’ massive explosion
Is it family-friendly?
Yup! History buffs of all ages will be completely wowed by this exhibit and all of the artifacts that were frozen in time.
What else is at Discovery Times Square?
Harry Potter: The Exhibition. More than 200 costumes and props from the movies are on display for guests, young and old to experience.
What hours are they open?
- August 31 – September 1, from 10am-8pm
- September 2-4, from 10am- Midnight
- September 5th, from 10am – 8pm
Where can I purchase tickets to these exhibits?
Click here for Pompeii: The Exhibit.
Click here for Harry Potter: The Exhibition.