“I’m the king of the world!” might be one of the most memorable lines from the 1997 film “Titanic,” but those commemorating the 1912 calamity are inviting San Diego to recall more than just the cinematic interpretation.
“Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” will honor the 100 year anniversary of the catastrophe at the San Diego Natural History Museum, with an exclusive chance to walk the footsteps of those who once boarded the world’s largest ocean liner. On Friday, Feb. 10th, this much-anticipated exhibit will open its doors at Balboa Park and bring guests onto a replica of the Titanic ship that sailed a century ago.
Upon arrival, visitors will receive an imitation boarding pass featuring an actual person’s identity from the ship to “board” the RMS Titanic. They will follow the story of the ship through interacting with items such as perfume bottles, White Star Line china, and more than 200 artifacts that were recovered from the Titanic in 1985. There will even be a simulated iceberg that allows visitors to understand the temperatures that consumed that fateful night.
Apart from the salvaged artifacts, stories of the ship’s passengers will be told through touching and poignant galleries. Extensive room re-creations will transport visitors on a journey through the ship’s corridors, including the boilers that burned the coal on the real Titanic ship. Even further, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the conservation efforts that have been made since the discovery of the wreckage.
The exhibition opens Feb. 10th and will run for seven months at The San Diego Natural History Museum, located at 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park. Tickets are priced at $27, with special discounts for children, seniors, students and military. And if Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” is already playing in your mind, you’ll also be able to catch James Cameron’s “Titanic” re-released in movie theaters nationwide this year, now in 3D.
Did you know that February is Museum Month in San Diego? This popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40 of San Diego’s museums. Find out more in our San Diego Museum Month Guide
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