Mar 8, 2024 - History

Titanic exhibit lands at COSI

A replica of a first class suite of the Titanic in a museum display, with chairs and a bed.

A replica of the first class suite on display with "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit." Photo: Michel Boutefeu/Getty Images

Hundreds of artifacts recovered from the wreckage of the Titanic go on display at COSI this weekend.

Why it matters: The traveling exhibit includes rarely displayed artifacts, per the museum, including one of the massive cranes used to lower the ship's lifeboats.

  • The exhibit also includes a complete set of whistles recovered from the ship's smoke stacks.

What to expect: Prepare for an immersive experience, COSI spokesperson Kristy Williams says.

  • She highlights a reproduction of the ship's grand staircase and an ice wall that lets people experience exactly how frigid the water was the night of the wreck.
  • "It's so surreal because you think about what you would do in that situation and how you would feel," she says.

Flashback: This is the third time the Titanic exhibition has returned to COSI.

  • The 2005 local debut drew a record breaking 226,000 visitors during its six-month run, prompting an encore exhibition in 2010, per the Dispatch.

If you go: The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through Sept. 2.

  • Time ticket bundles are $45 for adults and $40 for youths, which get you into the museum and the Titanic exhibit.
  • COSI members can reserve exhibition tickets for $10 each.
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