Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

This is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  For some reason I'm fascinated by all the Titanic shows and documentaries that appear on the Discovery Channel or NatGeo, and yes I will watch all of them.  Today since it was raining and super windy in San Diego, we decided that we would go to the Titanic Artifact Exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.

They had a special $19.12 price for all admission that included general admission to the rest of the features and all the movies.  The exhibit was going to stay open until 3:00 a.m. to accommodate the crowds.  The line to get into the exhibit was about 30-45 minutes and we were allowed to stay as long as we wanted.  Once we got to the entrance they issued us "Boarding Passes" that had the name of person that was actually on the Titanic.  We were instructed to located their name on the list of survivors.  My person was Colonel John Jacob Astor IV (He didn't make it) and it gives a little bio on the reverse side.
People dressed in attire from the era wandered the exhibit and wouldn't come out of character even when I asked them to post their FaceBook status.  All the items in temperature controlled glass containers were actual items brought up from the Titanic.  Other props such as state rooms and pipes and passages were only to add to the scenery.  We read all the material and looked at all the items.  That took two hours.  At the end there is a gift shop but we didn't even bother to stop and headed toward the next movie about survivor accounts of the sinking.  Very interesting stuff.  We saw a couple of friends there and said a brief hello as we headed to our next event...Overall a good exhibit.

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