DRAMATIC STORY OF THE SINKING OF THE
TITANIC COMING TO GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
May 6th, 2013
(CLEVELAND, May 6, 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. 101 years later, Great Lakes Science Center 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.
"We're honored to bring this blockbuster exhibition back to Cleveland and have our guests take a new look the unforgettable journey through the life of the Titanic," said Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, president, Great Lakes Science Center. "Whether your interest lies in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, history, the arts or even a love story, this exhibition provides all ages with an educational and emotional connection to the legend of Titanic."
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 the bell that was rang by Fredrick Fleet, the lookout on the night of the sinking -- 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 aboard Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of the 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 and Third-Class Cabins, Boiler Room and Captain’s Bridge, and even press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity. They will also meet costumed interpreters portraying socialite Margaret (Molly) Brown, Ship architect Thomas Andrews and other passengers and crew.
One of the many galleries will be dedicated to local connections, where visitors can learn about how the sinking of the great ship strongly resonated in Cleveland. 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.
To complement the exhibition experience, guests can view the OMNIMAX® film, Titanica, and journey below the Atlantic Ocean to the underwater resting place of the legendary Titanic and see the ruins of the great ship. The film features interviews with two Titanic survivors. Normal OMNIMAX fees apply.
Over the past 18 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 the 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 the Titanic rescuing more than 5,500 artifacts.
Discover the compelling human stories told through authentic artifacts and recreations of the ship’s interior in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Great Lakes Science Center.
June 1, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
All tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are timed tickets. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.GreatScience.com or at 216-621-2400. Please be prepared to select a specific date and time when you make your purchase. Last ticket sale is at 4:30 pm. Prices do not reflect tax or online service fees.
Ticket prices include admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition plus general admission to Great Lakes Science Center.
• Non-members: Adults: $24; Youth: $22 (2-12 yrs)
• Members: Adults: $10; Youth: $10 (2-12 yrs)
Extended hours for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be offered on the first Saturday of each month and on holidays throughout the showing of the exhibition. Check www.GreatScience.com for details.
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About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to engage visitors through fun, interactive experiences to stimulate curiosity about and encourage understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com
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