The Titanic Makes a Splash in Denver

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Haley Rogers writes, Imagine it is April 10, 1912, and you have just paid a small fortune for a first class ticket on the Titanic.

Imagine it is April 10, 1912, and you have just paid a small fortune for a first class ticket on the Titanic. That is the idea behind the new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. When you first enter you become a character that was actually aboard the Titanic. A museum volunteer greets visitors by handing them a replica boarding pass, complete with authentic traveler information. The pass details your name, home town, age, port of origin, companions, destination and reason for travel, and a passenger fact. This ticket also notes what class you will be traveling, first, second or third. First class passengers traveled in luxury and paid the most for their tickets ($68,000 in today’s money!). Third class passengers paid the least and slept in the least desirable rooms. As you walk around the exhibit, there are real artifacts from the Titanic. These include plates, money, mirrors, jewelry, etc. Along with artifacts, there is also a lot of information. Did you know more than two thirds of the passengers on the ship died? What makes the exhibit unique is that you fell as if you are on the Titanic. One room even contains an actual frozen ice-berg. At the end of the exhibit you find out whether your character lived or died. Nicholas Rogers, an 8 year old visiting the exhibit on opening day commented, “Even though I was first class, I still died.”Consider a trip on the Titanic, if you are looking for a “cool” adventure this summer.

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  1. Nice.
    Nice. You should read my story about the Titanic exhibit, called Ghosts of the Abyss – the latest exhibit. I love the iceberg! I was in first class, and I survived. Did you also see the Titanic Imax? I did – it was amazing. Last, I wouldn’t comment on your own stories because, like a friend pointed out to me, it looks a little tacky.

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