Published : Monday, 04 Feb 2013, 12:32 PM EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - On April 15, 1912, the world's largest ship, Titanic, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1.500 lives. The location of the famous shipwreck was discovered 73 years later and many artifacts have been collected to form, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The exhibition contains more than 150 legendary artifacts conserved from the ship's debris and gives a poignant look at the iconic ship and its passengers.
This national traveling exhibition is coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Artifacts on display will include:
The exhibit will be open beginning Saturday, February 9 and run through early July 2013. Hours are:
Monday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and $12 for children. Tickets must be purchased in addition to regular museum admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online.
If you are an educator, the museum is offering a preview at an open house on Thursday, February 7. From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. teachers can learn about curriculum tie-ins, group tours and find out how to extend student learning beyond this trip. For more information contact the museum at 616) 929-1716.