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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

 

Gladiator combat has evolved into one of the defining symbols of ancient Roman culture. Immortalized by films, gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome's Colosseum are larger-than-life figures in our mind. However, what went on behind the scenes? This exhibit provides answers in two arenas: that of the gladiators and that of the Colosseum. Featuring original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy, this large international exhibit illustrates the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators. This exhibit also explorers the behind-the-scenes lives of the gladiators and the colossal stage upon which their fate was determined, the Colosseum. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation, and peril, but also of hope of fame, redemption and even wealth and freedom. Original armor and related archaeological artifacts from the Colosseum and other Italian museums are included. Organized by Contemporanea Projetti, srl and Expona in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome.

 

Member Opening: Friday, March 10. Member tickets $12. MEMBERS: please log in to see and reserve Members' First Weekend tickets.

 

Public Opening: Monday, March 13. Adult tickets $30.

 

 

HMNS Permanent Exhibits

Experience a wide variety of fun, informative and exciting adventures for adults and children, including the McGovern Hall of the Americas, Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals, Wiess Energy Hall and the brand new Hall of Paleontology.

 

Your self-guided tour of the HMNS Exhibit Halls may take as little as a half an hour or be an all day event...there is that much to see and learn! Ticket includes return visit privileges for the entire day.

 

Admission price includes access to all HMNS Exhibit Halls except certain "Special Exhibitions" and the Brown Hall of Entomology. Access to the Brown Hall of Entomology is included with admission to the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

 

Admission to the Permanent Exhibits is FREE Thursday afternoons. Check the main website for current information.

 

Members: HMNS permanent exhibits are always free! Adult Tickets: $25.

 

Mummies of the World

Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presenting a never before seen collection of naturally and internationally preserved human and animal mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies from South America, Europe and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 4,500 years.

 

Visitors embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactives and multimedia exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific studies of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations.

 

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