- Saturday 22 April 2017
- 11:00AM - 4:00PM
- Penn Museum
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