Pompeii Selfies in Loch Haven Comes Prior to Orlando Science Center Upcoming Exhibit
Pompeii Selfies in Loch Haven Comes Prior to Orlando Science Center Upcoming Exhibit- Creative City’s volcano is erupting at East End Market. SNAP! Orlando’s AR Experience offers Pompeii selfies in Loch Haven, both installations promoting Orlando Science Center’s upcoming exhibition.
Blockbuster exhibition Pompeii: The Immortal City will plunge guests into the heart of the ancient city of Pompeii when it premieres at Orlando Science Center on October 26. The exhibit features 100 artifacts, including artwork, statues and jewelry, plus recreations of ancient technology to show what life was like in this Roman town before the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
As part of a community-wide collaboration, Orlando Science Center has partnered with several local artists and cultural organizations to celebrate the upcoming exhibit with original performances, displays and experiences. The Creativity City Project has recently installed a 10-foot-tall replica of Mt. Vesuvius outside of East End Market on Corrine Drive. With smoke billowing from this realistic volcano every 10 minutes, this display is creating heat for the exhibit’s impending premiere. Meanwhile, SNAP!
Orlando has developed an immersive augmented reality experience in Loch Haven Park, which allows people to use their smartphones to snap a selfie or shoot video inside ancient Pompeii! Experience this AR installation on the lawn outside the park entrance of Orlando Science Center by downloading Snap! Orlando’s free CITY UNSEEN app. It is available now and throughout the entire run of the exhibition.
East End Market |3201 Corrine Dr. | Orlando, FL 32803
Loch Haven Park |900 East Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
The volcano was installed on September 21 and will be “erupting” with smoke every 10 minutes until Sunday, October 4. Orlando Science Center will be the final stop on the U.S. tour for Pompeii: The Immortal City. It will be on display from October 26, 2020 to January 24, 2021.
The volcano installment and the AR experiences are both available to see for FREE. Advance tickets for timed entry to Pompeii: The Ancient City are now on sale. Tickets are free to OSC Members, $26 for adults, $18 for youth (ages 2-11) and include access to all Orlando Science Center exhibits, films, and science demonstrations.
For more information, visit www.osc.org/pompeii or call 407-514-2000. Pompeii: The Immortal City and its companion arts and cultural projects are funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Blockbuster Program. This Exhibition was developed and produced by TEMPORA in collaboration with Civita and Filmmaster based on the scientific research of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Museo Galileo Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze and distributed by Exhibits Development Group.
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