Ancient Rome exhibit opens Feb. 3 at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars runs through July 3 at the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Travel through time to the height of the Roman Empire that shaped the world when Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars opens Saturday, Feb.

3, to the public at Cranbrook Institute of Science. Julius Caesar, mighty centurions and fearsome gladiators come to life in this interactive, hands-on exhibit of larger-than-life machines, art, real artifacts and life-altering technology that examines this epic era in world history.

Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars, presented by Flagstar Bank, is a family-friendly exhibit that runs through July 3.

“This exhibit provides families with a rare and unique look into ancient Rome and how its inventions impacted the world we live in today,” said Michael D.

Stafford, Ph.D.

, director of Cranbrook Institute of Science. “Adults can experience the feeling of being a Roman legionnaire, interact with and use functional antique Roman technology and children will be enamored with the games, hands-on activities and the indomitable gladiators.

There truly is something here for everyone.”

Children can play and learn the way Romans did with these stations, offered throughout the run of the exhibit, including:

The exhibit is open during regular business hours and is an additional cost ($6 to $8) to general museum admission.

For information on hours and pricing, go to https://science.cranbrook.

edu/visit/admission. Anyone who purchases a membership before the opening will have the opportunity to participate in member preview activities.

Additionally, guest lecturer Dr. Max Nelson, associate professor of language and culture at the University of Windsor, will be at the Institute 7-9 p.

m. Tuesday, Feb.

13, to explore the history of making (and drinking) alcohol in the ancient world. Guests 21 years of age and older are invited to attend.

Pre-registered tickets are $10 until 5 p.m.

Feb. 11, available at https://science., and $15 at the door.