Open now through May 3rd, 2020
What nature destroyed, it also preserved.
The sudden disaster that destroyed the city also preserved a unique record of daily life at the height of the Roman Empire. Artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archeological Museum in Italy take visitors through a unique Roman villa and onto the winding streets of Pompeii, exploring the forum, theater and marketplace along the way.
Please allow a minimum of 1 hour to explore this exhibition. And for the insatiably curious like ourselves, please plan for up to 2 hours in this experience!
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View over 150 authentic nearly 2,000-year-old artifacts preserved in ash on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeology Museum in Italy. Artifacts include mosaics and frescoes, gladiator helmets, armor, and weapons, a ship’s anchor, lamps, jugs, cups, plates, pots and pans and other household objects and furniture, jewelry, medical instruments, and tools.
Life in Pompeii
Observe multi-media recreations of a market, a temple, a theater and baths that reveal how the people of Pompeii lived, worked, worshiped and found entertainment. The exhibition features casts of Mount Vesuvius’ victims which reveal the tragic human devastation of the sudden disaster that destroyed Pompeii.
Experience the infamous volcano, Mount Vesuvius. The Eruption Theater recreates the catastrophic power of Mount Vesuvius with an immersive experience of vivid sights and sounds.
Join the Conversation
In honor of the arrival of the world-known Pompeii: The Exhibition to Utah, the Leonardo Museum is partnering with the academic community of our state to program a series of lectures. Each lecture will be on a different topic and FREE to the public.
Salt Bistro will be open for this after hours event. Special extended hours for exhibit entry will be available, get tickets today.