Date(s) - 10/06/2018 - 04/21/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr.
Simi Valley, CA,
$29 adults, $19 ages 11-17, $16 ages 3-10.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-April 21 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit offers a phenomenal look at one of the history’s legendary natural disasters – the volcanic eruption that buried the city of Pompeii. On display are more than 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. Items like wall-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, ancient Roman coins, and full body casts of the volcano’s victims. These are not replicas, but the original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash, and they provide a glimpse of what Pompeii was like before the volcano and what the city was like afterwards. Visitors can also get a sense of a volcano’s power through immersive CGI experience. This one-of-a-kind exhibit is suitable for the whole family, although parental discretion is suggested due to the graphic nature of some items.