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|Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below|
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Journey to new depths of discovery.
It’s a chilly night upon the frigid North Atlantic. Though stars glitter above, gloom presses in and an ominous presence lurks just out of sight…
Send your heart and imagination into a riveting journey of human courage, despair and ingenuity. Step back in time and be part of the story, a legend 100 years in the making.
Sea Research Foundation’s Dr. Robert Ballard, renowned oceanographer and explorer, and Tim Delaney, former Walt Disney Imagineer, bring the Titanic’s timeless history to life. At Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below, captivating imagery, breathtaking recreations, emotional soundscapes, hands-on activities and thrilling entertainment transport you to the moment and inspire your course for exploration and discovery.
Located in Mystic Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Center, Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below promises excitement, learning and fun for kids, teens and adults!
Click here to learn more about the exhibit, Dr. Ballard, Tim Delaney, the history of Titanic, and for educator and student resources.
Here’s a sneak peek of the new exhibit:
Exhilaration raced the world over as Titanic prepared for her first voyage. Fanfare and festive music set the stage as you examine Titanic’s construction, admire her luxury and wonder at the marvels of ultra-modern technology, circa 1912. Photo by Padgett & Co.
Man’s achievements and presumptions are nothing compared to the ocean’s boundless power. A cold, glowing iceberg lures you on as somber notes and Morse code from distant ships, warning of ice in the water, sound the coming tragedy. Here you can dive deep into the nature of icebergs, facts of the tragedy and the lingering mysteries still shrouding Titanic’s fateful night. Photo by Padgett & Co.
The unthinkable occurs—the Titanic is lost. A cascade of headlines and watery images take you to the moment of sinking. Over 1,500 lives were lost on April 14, 1912, and 73 years would pass before anyone set eyes on the Titanic again. Photo by Padgett & Co.
“Never give up” was Dr. Ballard’s team mantra. You’re 12,450 feet below the icy North Atlantic’s surface. As the Titanic’s hull lies in the watery distance, with a submersible ROV floating overhead, you can soak up the images, recreated relics, secret documents, rare videos, interviews and more that reveal the hallowed grounds of Titanic’s resting place and remarkable tale of her discovery—as seen through the eyes of the crew that found her. Photo by Padgett & Co.
Young explorers need time and space to hone their creativity. In a bi-level adventure area inspired by the Titanic’s engine room, kids can chart their own course for exploration and let their imaginations run wild with speaking tubes, wheels, gadgets and horns in a playful place designed for family enjoyment. Photo by Padgett & Co.
Remember the journeys of those who survived and those whose journeys ended. Although Titanic’s story has been played out in film, television and literature, the tragedy was real. Families, newlyweds and adventurers—rich and poor alike—all boarded in 1912, each with their own dream of exploration and discovery. Before you go, spend some time in this special gallery and get acquainted with Titanic’s unforgettable passengers. Photo by Padgett & Co.
Titanic - 12,450 Feet Below is made possible by the generous support of United Technologies Corp.
Journey to new depths of discovery.
A new exhibit opening April 12, 2012
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