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Titanic Exhibit Coming to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

RMS Titanic, 1912

RMS Titanic, 1912

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
October 13, 2012 through March 24, 2013

On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest Ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology.  100 years later, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will pay tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where more than 250 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field are showcased offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers.

Beginning August 1, 2012, tickets to this exciting Exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are on sale to the public at www.fortworthmuseum.org or by calling (817) 255-9540. There is no more poignant way to experience the Centennial Anniversary of the maiden voyage of Titanic than through the authentic artifacts that have been recovered from the wreck site that can only be seen in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.

The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through 250 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.  Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, even a 26-gem bracelet that has the name “Amy” in script that may have been left behind by one of the wealthy first-class passengers — these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered.

Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger on board Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created first class cabin and third class cabin/hallway, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity.   In the “Memorial Gallery” guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished.

Over the past 15 years, more than 25 million people have seen this powerful exhibition in major museums worldwide – from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris to London.  RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic rescuing more than 5,500 artifacts.

WHAT

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

WHEN

October 13, 2012 – March 24, 2013
Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

TICKETS

$26 for Adults (ages 13 – 65)
$18 for Children (ages 4-12)
$19 for Seniors (age 66 and over)
$6 for museum members

Become a member today for First-Class Access and discounted tickets!

Timed tickets are required.

*Prices include general admission to museum

For tickets call: (817) 255-9540 or visit www.fortworthmuseum.org

Museum phone: (817) 255-9300

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