By Sierra Alley
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is currently at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.
While you experience the fascinating history and the artifacts of the Titanic, each person is given a White Star Line boarding pass with the name of an actual passenger that was on the ship.
As you observe the artifacts and wreckage, you can get a glimpse of what it was like on the ship.
The exhibition is dedicated to Millvina Dean, who died at 97-years-old on May 31, 2009. She was the last living survivor.
Jessica Lytle, a William Peace University senior, said, “I liked touching the iceberg and the remakes of the ship parts or rooms”, Lytle said. “[I] wish there were more remakes of rooms so I could feel like I was on the ship.”
At the end of the exhibition, visitors can take their boarding passes to the memorial wall to see if the person listed was either in first, second, third class, or part of the crew.
Also listed are the names of the survivors and those who perished at sea.
The Titanic exhibit will be at the museum until April 28th. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; open until 8 p.m. Thursday and First Fridays. You can buy your tickets at the museum or you can buy them online. Students who show their IDs get a discounted ticket at $11, compared to full price at $14.