Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition sails into the Franklin Institute November 10, showcasing more than 300 legendary artifacts conserved from the ship's debris field. (Photo courtesy Franklin Institute)
The next big exhibition to hit Philadelphia is Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, opening at the Franklin Institute this weekend, Saturday, November 10.
In honor of the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the world’s largest ship of its time, the exhibition features 300 artifacts retrieved from the wreck site of Titanic.
There’s a really cool local connection, too: the exhibition focuses on the Titanic’s compelling human stories, told through the lens of nineteen passengers who all have direct ties to the Philadelphia area. Some items you’ll see include perfume bottles, White Star Line china, jewelry, currency and more.
For a 2012 spin, the exhibit will also showcase the ongoing Titanic research and recovery expeditions currently taking place, with dramatic high-def multimedia.
Tickets are available online.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Where: Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
When: November 10, 2012-April 7, 2013
Cost: Daytime tickets: Adults $29, Children (3-11) $22; Evening tickets: Thursday–Saturday after 5 p.m., Adults $19.50, Children (3-11) $14.50; optional audio tour additional $5
More info: www.fi.edu/titanic
Previously: Coming Attraction: The Franklin Institute Presents Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Showcasing 300 Items Retrieved From The Epic Shipwreck, On View Starting November 10