26: Visit Pompeii (sort of)

Our amazing local science museum occasionally hosts traveling exhibits that are really fascinating, and when Pompeii came around, we knew we needed to go.

This is part of our 100 Things in 2017 challenge. Here’s the full list. Click on the photos for a closer look!

The exhibit was really well-done. There was a short film that tried to convey the horror of the day Mt. Vesuvius erupted. There was a room with (casts of) actual remains of people found under the layer of ash. One of our favorite features: they did some traffic control on entry, so the room you were in was never too crowded.

Our final judgement: it’s kind of overpriced ($26 each!). This might be a problem of perspective, though – Becky’s been to the real Pompeii, and it would be hard to live up to that. For my part, I found it fascinating and educational, but the ticket cost is still pretty high.

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