'Togas and Tectonics' event July 11 at Science Museum of Virginia
7/4/2019, 6 a.m.
“Science On Tap” is going Greco-Roman.
The quarterly, adults-only event at the Science Museum of Virginia is back from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 11, with a night of Italian wine and cheese sampling, making a paper mosaic or gladiator gear or a laurel wreath and enjoying the museum’s activities without youngsters around.
The theme, “Togas and Tectonics,” is inspired by the museum’s latest exhibit, “Pompeii: The Immortal City.” Event participants can purchase an additional ticket to view the exhibits of more than 110 artifacts unearthed at Pompeii, the ancient Roman city near Naples that was buried under volcanic ashe with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Participants are encouraged to dress like Romans for the event, at which beer and food will be for sale.
Tickets are $10; $8.50 for museum members before noon July 11. Tickets purchased at the door are $15; $13.50 for museum members. To view the Pompeii artifacts, tickets are $10; $7 for museum members.
The museum is located at 2500 W. Broad St. Details: www.smv.org