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“Pompeii Exhibit not for Children”

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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Owner description: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
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New York City, New York
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“Pompeii Exhibit not for Children”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went here for the Pompeii exhibit which advertises the frescoes from the ruin. Actually, the exhibit only has half a dozen, and about that many authentic artifacts. The rest is just hype. It was the last rooms of the exhibit that decided us on not visiting any other part of the museum.

Reconstructions of bodies burned when Vesuvius erupted in ancient times were in the final room of the exhibit. We felt that this was entirely inappropriate as the museum is really for children. We observed children of 7 or 8 visibly upset, and one parent decided to exit quickly.

Lockers were dirty. Signage is terribly confusing. There are no bathrooms in this exhibit. Docents at the entrance, however, were helpful.

Take your kids to the Denver Art Museum instead.

Visited January 2013
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“Fun for the whole family!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Dynamic exhibits with a great hands on children's play area & something for every member of your family or group. They have a beautiful gift shop!

Visited January 2013
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Frisco, Colorado
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“Best for Families”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

It will fascinate 5 yo 90 year olds for at least 3 hours.
The IMAX shows are very good, the dinosaur exhibit the best I've seen, and other exhibits are all first class.

Visited May 2012
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“Great Family Day”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Lots of different things to see at the museum really enjoyed the Pompeii exhibit. Reasonable lunch at the Trex cafe. Imax has several movie choices to select from. We visit yearly to see the changed exhibits.

Visited December 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Body of Science”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We enjoyed the "body worlds" exhibit and found the exhibit and the museum to be very enjoyable. The layout of the museum is done well. The exhibits change periodically so there are new things to see. When we were there they even had a special event with a catered meal for people. They seemed to be having a very good time as well.

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