By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,579
Artifacts from the 883 ft. long Titanic will be on display beginning Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Portland Science Center on the Portland waterfront. The English ship sank on its maiden voyage from England to New York City when it rammed an iceberg in the North Atlantic in 1912. It’s legacy was revisited when the award-winning movie of the same name became a household name. It was released in 1997. The hit movie starred Leonardo DiCapro and Kate Winslet. “The Artifact Exhibition” runs through the summer.
Over one hundred artifacts found on the ship are part of the exhibit. There are replicas of both first and third class cabins as well as a replica of an ice berg, similar to the one the Titanic rammed. Visitors will duplicate some of the experiences that passengers on board the great cruise ship experienced – until its sinking. The Portland Science Center is located at 68 Commercial Street – the same building in which SCALES restaurant is located; the latest creation of Dana Street and Sam Haywood.
The current exhibit – “A Journey to Our Future” and ” The Robot Zoo” ends Sunday, May 15, 2016. The Center opened last fall with a an exhibit “Body Worlds, a hughly successful exhibit that attracted visitors from all over the New England area.
Special discounts are available for groups of ten or more for all exhibits. Please contact Matt Stone, Director of Sales, at Matt@PortlandScienceCenter.com for more information on them.