‘Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition’ Now Open in Philadelphia

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Look, it's easy to be distracted in Vegas. Gambling, cocktails, shows, more gambling, more cocktails... we hear you. So if you didn't get the time to swing by the spectacular "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, we understand.

But hey, it's nothing that a little road trip won't cure.

"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" is now open at the Franklin Institute (222 N 20th St., Philadelphia), showcasing more than 300 items pulled from the Titanic's ocean-floor debris field, including personal items, luggage, furniture, and china stamped with the White Star Line logo.

Travel through re-created state rooms and past a full-size replica of the Grand Staircase, touch a chilling "iceberg" (real ice) on the deck, listen to distress calls, and view personal items as you carry along your own boarding pass, bearing the name of a passenger on the ship. At the end, you'll learn the fate of your passenger.

From the website: The 15,000-square-foot exhibition takes visitors on a chronological journey through the life of Titanic, from the building of the legend to life on board. The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.

The exhibition is at the Franklin Institute through March 5, about a three-hour drive from downtown D.C. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday (last admission 3:30) and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday - Saturday (last admission 7:30). Tickets are $29/adults and $22/kids age 3-11.

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