Join us at the Museum of Idaho January 20 – May 29, 2017 to experience Rome: Military Genius & Mighty Machines. Journey back in time 2,000 years to discover the life, the culture and the engineering genius that  created the Roman Empire. Handcrafted by Italian artisans, this exhibition contains more than 30 interactive models that integrate science and history. Guests will be encouraged to explore the innovative machines that continue to influence the technologies of today.


This hands-on exhibit contains four areas that allow visitors to explore ancient Rome. “Military Genius” showcases the uniforms and weapons used by Julius Caesar’s armies to conquer the world. “All Roads Lead to Rome” examines the surveying and construction tools that are still being utilized in the modern day. “Building Rome” highlights the architectural masterpieces that inspire us to this day.   “Entertainment and Lifestyle” contains clothing, ancient coins and stories of the gladiators who fought to the death in the colosseum for the entertainment of the masses.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to admire the weapons, technologies and artwork of the ancient Romans. Rome: Military Genius & Mighty Machines will inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers and artists to create technologies of the future!