Guests were treated to light bites and cocktails before entering the City of Pompeii Exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center. The trip began with a journey into the city before Mount Vesuvius erupted. Guests traveled back in time to 79 A.D. when Pompeii flourished as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city, they experienced the lives of the city's residents and how they lived, loved, worked and played. More than 150 authentic artifacts are on display. An immersive 4-D eruption theater allows guests to experience the eruption itself. Fore more information visit