If you saw the movie “Titanic” more than once in theaters and have watched documentary after documentary about the epic shipwreck, you’ll want to be sure not to miss Albuquerque’s Titanic artifact exhibition, on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The exhibit features authentic artifacts that evoke plenty of emotion for people who view the exhibit.
Recreate the Experience
In addition to featuring authentic artifacts from the ship, the museum is also proud to present accurate recreations of the ship’s interior that exhibit visitors can experience, as well as an experience that shows the true nature of icebergs an illustrates just how dangerous they can be, especially in the case of the Titanic. This exhibit offers museum visitors the chance to see an extremely popular collection, which so far has been viewed by over 25 million people worldwide in different museums.
If you’re in Albuquerque and you like the Titanic story but don’t think you’d want to go to a museum just for that, you’re in luck—the New Mexico Museum of Natural History has several other exhibits you may be interested in. The other traveling exhibit featured now is “Dinosaur Century,” an exhibit that peeks at more than 100 years of dinosaur discoveries in New Mexico—that’s right, dinosaurs that were discovered in the state! Other permanent exhibitions include “Emergence: A New View of Life’s Origins” which showcases research about how life came to be on Earth, several other dinosaur exhibits, “STARTUP,” an exhibit dedicated to the microcomputer, the Naturalist Center for kids, and FossilWorks, a display area where you can learn how fossils are uncovered and preserved. If you’re staying in Albuquerque and are looking for an interesting way to spend a day, the Natural History Museum isn’t to be missed.