Take a deep dive into the lives and environs of ancient Rome’s gladiators at the Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.
As immortalized in historical epics like Spartacus and Gladiator (natch) – not to mention space fantasy like Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and John Carter of Mars – the gladiators of ancient Rome really did fight to the death for the chance to earn their freedom and fame in front of massive crowds.
Their real lives were even more compelling and heroic than anything you might’ve seen on screen. This exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science takes you into their world and the Roman Colosseum, like never before,.
Many original artifacts are being shown for the very first time outside of Italy.
From the real armor they wore to archaeological treasures of the time, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum provides a fascinating look at these warriors’ day-to-day existence and the arena where their fates would be decided.
Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum at HMNS
- Dates: Daily through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017
- Times: 9am to 6pm. The museum is open to 9pm once a month as part of its After Dark series. Click here for details on the monthly late night.
- Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
- Admission: Full price tickets are $30 for adults; $20 for ages 12 and under; $20 for ages 62 and up; $10 for museum members. Limited discounted $17 tickets are available. Click here for discounted tickets.
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