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Final Weekend for Pompeii:The Exhibit and Harry Potter: The Exhibition

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.

Visit Museum Mile in NYC

New York City is home to some of the most amazing and well-known art collections in the world. For an out-of-towner, these museums can be a little bit  intimidating. But have no fear, friends! The Gray Line New York Uptown Loop Tour drives right past Museum Mile in the classy Upper East Side.

If you’re feeling adventurous, hop-off at Stop #33 on the Uptown Loop Tour and walk South to Stop #36.

Along the way you’ll see:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Design/ Jewish Museum
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Frick Collection/ Whitney Museum
  • Central Park and Fifth Avenue
  • And more!

Click here to learn about The Museum Mile Festival on June 14, 2011.

What’s your favorite NYC museum?

What’s Going on Right Now in NYC

Do you ever wonder what is going on right now in NYC?

If you’re from out of town, you want to know about cheap, family-friendly deals that won’t blow your wallet.

If you’re a local, you want to know the best Happy Hour right after work.

Either way, our friends at City Experts Wire are your go-to resource for finding out the best events, promotions and deals in NYC.

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