Forever, I have been fascinated with the stories of shipwrecks, particularly the Titanic. When I heard that Titanic the Experience was coming to town, I was very excited to finally be able to see actual Titanic artifacts in person. Add Bodies…the Exhibition to the mix? I’m a happy field tripper! (My friends and family are probably pretty tired of hearing me talk about it…because they don’t get to go until after it opens!)
Intrigued? The exhibits open August 1, 2013 and I’m lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to see the exhibits myself on media day before the exhibit opens to the public. I’ve never seen either of these exhibits — anywhere — so to say I am excited is an understatement! To actually see real, true Titanic memorabilia from that fateful April in 1912, right in front of me instead of on a tv screen? It doesn’t get much cooler than that!
Here’s some great info from the press release — they say it better than I ever could!
About BODIES…The Exhibition
At BODIES…The Exhibition you will come face to face with real, full-body specimens and organs that provide an incredibly detailed, three-dimensional vision of the human form rarely seen outside of an anatomy lab. Multiple galleries provide an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body…including a smoker’s lung and a healthy lung, Many of the specimens are arranged in vivid athletic poses, allowing the visitors to relate to their own bodies in everyday activities.
“The educational impact of this exhibition is immeasurable,” said Dr. Roy Glover, professor emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and chief medical director for BODIES. “For centuries, the medical community has learned about the inner workings of the human body through the study of real human bodies, and now it’s possible for the public to gain an intimate knowledge as well.”
About Titanic The Experience
From the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Titanic The Experience revives the epic story of the “Ship of Dreams.” This exhibition has been designed to highlight the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through conserved artifacts and extensive staterooms, dining and recreational area re-creations. Visitors can become a passenger and time travel back to a prior century to witness the authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic. Visitors interact with storytellers in period costumes portraying Titanic notables, such as Captain Smith and the “unsinkable” Molly Brown, allowing you to visit the unforgettable sights, sounds, and emotions of most famous Ship that ever set sail, Titanic. The Experience heightens the senses together with the chill of a real iceberg to touch and feel what it would have been like that fated day.
Tickets for the popular Exhibitions can be obtained by logging onto www.BuenaParkExhibitions.com.
In light of high demand and record-setting attendance generated by the Exhibition in other cities, organizers urge the public to purchase advance tickets to ensure admittance when the Exhibition opens August 1st.
Ticket prices are as follows:
You can win a set of four tickets right here!
To be entered, leave a comment below this blog. It’s that easy! Tell me what exhibit you are most interested in (though the tickets will be for both) and what you most want to see! I’ll draw and announce a winner on August 1, 2013, the day the exhibit opens.
If you are the chosen winner, I will need to know your name and the date you would like to attend, so this information can be forwarded onto the box office. The sooner, the better, as this is a popular exhibit!