Boise, ID - The Discovery Center of Idaho is excited to announce the arrival of the world-class exhibition Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, opening Monday, February 15th, 2021.
On April 15th, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg. This exhibition is designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories, best told through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations. Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912, receiving a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. They begin their chronological voyage through Titanic, moving through the ship's construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created accommodations, and learn of countless stories of the maiden voyage.
“Interest in Titanic has endured for generations. In part, because of the sheer size and magnificence of this “unsinkable” ship. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, tells the stories of those on board Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage and includes real pieces from the shipwreck, retrieved from a depth of nearly two and a half miles. We are thrilled to be bringing this unforgettable experience to Idaho.” - Eric Miller, Executive Director at Discovery Center of Idaho
“Titanic was a feat of engineering and scale that is equaled only by the innovation and passion involved in the development of such human endeavors as the pyramids and our modern space rockets. The story of Titanic is a fascinating entry point for our visitors to better understand and be inspired by the innovative thought and mastery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math of its builders, to always dream big, stay curious and learn from our mistakes.” - Emily Mahon, Education Director at Discovery Center of Idaho
“Titanic is one of the most legendary moments in history and we are pleased to bring this emotional, engaging and educational experience to the Discovery Center of Idaho and its guests. Through the sharing of research, resources and our collection, we are able to pay honor to the Ship and all its passengers and crew. We continue to preserve the legacy of Titanic through stories of those who were onboard and also those who helped launch Titanic on her fateful voyage.” - Bretton Hunchak, CEO of E/M Group, LLC and President of RMS Titanic, Inc.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is produced by Experiential Media Group, LLC, an Atlanta-based company. The Company is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Titanic, its wreck site and all her passengers and crew through educational, historical, scientific and conservation based programs and exhibitions.
RMS Titanic, Inc. is an affiliate of Experiential Media Group, LLC. The Company was granted rights to the wreck of the RMS Titanic by a United States Federal Court order in 1994 and reconfirmed again in 1996. The court award includes the exclusive rights to recover artifacts from the debris field of the wreck site. Using Titanic’s artifacts in concert with scientific data and social history, RMS Titanic, Inc. brings to life Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.
About the Center
The Discovery Center is a private non-profit 501(C)3 organization. Our mission is to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We believe learning is fun and expands minds and lives. Because of the opportunities and exhibitions we provide, our community is more scientifically literate, curious, and empowered to explore.
Admission Prices & Hours
Admission prices will be FREE for members. For non-members it will be $18 for adults ages 18+, $17 for seniors ages 65+, $12 for youth ages 2-17, FREE for children under age 2. $1 discounts for active military and veterans. We’re open 10am to 4:30pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm to 4:30pm on Sundays.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be at the Discovery Center of Idaho for approximately 6 months (closing date TBD).
Thank you for supporting lifelong learning in STEM! The Discovery Center of Idaho is thrilled to provide this world-class exhibition to the community. There are some items you should know before your visit:
- Timed entry ticket purchases with limited capacity and new operating hours
- Contact-free payment options at the door (Debit or Credit Card only please)
- Designated entrance and exit with an automatic door opener to minimize surface contact
- Galleries will have a specific route to follow to help maintain social distancing
- Floor staff busy cleaning all surfaces throughout the day
- Automatic hand sanitation stations and hand washing throughout the Center
- Visitors will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing