- Saturday 22 April 2017
- 11:00AM - 4:00PM
- World Culture Days
Felix natalis dies! Roughly translated, that is "happy birthday" in Latin—a great phrase to use at the royal celebration of Rome's Birthday Saturday, April 22, 11 am to 4 pm, at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Guests will be treated to thrilling gladiator fights and interactive tactical demonstrations of Roman militia, tours in the Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans suite of galleries, Roman paper mosaic-making craft tables, talks and minute "pop up" presentations on ancient Roman history and life in the galleries—and a chance to discover authentic Italian gelato, the perfect birthday treat!
Ciao Philadelphia, a region-wide celebration of Italian culture organized by the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia, and Capogiro Gelato Artisans, a locally based, internationally acclaimed company, are partners for the celebration.
Attendees are encouraged to get in the spirit of the day; those daring enough to wear a toga, legionnaire, or gladiator attire receive half-off the price of admission!
Free with General Admission
Schedule for the Day
|11:00 am – 4:00 pm||All Day Activities
Legionnaires Station: Get Ready to Enlist!
Family Craft Station: Make a Roman Paper Mosaic
Latin Club Presents: Drop-In Presentation on Language, Architecture, and Graffiti
|11:00 am||Help Assemble a Mosaic||11:30 am||Ludus Magnus Gladiators Reenacting Group||12:30 am||Authentic Gelato Presentation by Capogiro Gelato Artisans: samples follow, while they last!||1:00 pm||Help Assemble a Mosaic||1:30 pm||Rome Gallery Tour||2:00 pm||Brian Rose Talk, “New Discoveries in Ancient Rome”||3:00 pm||Gladiator Reenactment|
Philadelphia, PA 19104