It has been 97 years since the tragic demise of Titanic, the ocean liner who was, at the time of her maiden voyage, the largest vessel afloat. Her legend has been romanticized in movies, song, and television shows. Artifacts from her wreckage, two miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, may now be seen and experienced in Minnesota.
The Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN has welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. It only took 47 days after opening day to reach this important attendance milestone and puts the museum on pace to exceed its 250,000-visitor attendance projection during the exhibition’s St. Paul run. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open through January 3, 2010.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is the largest exhibition the Science Museum has ever hosted. Visitors will find 14,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to the artifacts that have been recovered from the world-famous ocean liner’s final resting place. They’ll get a glimpse at life onboard the ship; see the worldwide debut of artifacts from Carpathia, Titanic’s rescue ship; discover the science behind Titanic’s design and demise; and witness the remarkable search and recovery efforts that have led to a better understanding of what happened on that fateful night in 1912.
The exhibition is produced by RMS Titanic, Inc., the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck site of Titanic. The company was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions, where it recovered approximately 5,500 artifacts.
Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are US$23 for adults and US$18 for kids ages 4 to 12 and seniors. Combination Titanic, exhibit gallery, and Omnitheater admission is also available. Advanced reservations are recommended. For more information and tips to plan your visit, call (651) 221-9444 or avoid waiting in line altogether by planning your visit and purchasing tickets ahead of time.