I’ve never been to the Telus World of Science in Calgary before, and once I heard the Titanic Exhibit was in Calgary, I made it there… even on the coldest day.
I was really excited, and I read about the Titanic Exhibit in Las Vegas – Luxor, and I got really excited. However, after reading all the blogs and reviews, in my mind, I had really high expectations.
I must remind you, I had the time of my life in the afternoon. Expecting the exhibit would take the entire afternoon, it only took a few hours — even with the guided audio tour. However, the artifacts found were really quite spectacular to see.
The division of the 3 classes were really neat, and clearly differentiated. The dishes used to serve meals and the delicate details allows you to see clearly which class the guests are in.
My favorite part about the entire exhibition would be the recreation of the guest room in first class. I wished there were more recreated rooms and areas. I was looking forward to that part of the exhibit, but I also know this exhibit has taken about 85% of the Science Centre.
Some of the items that I found were really interesting would be guests jewelry and glasses that were recovered, and also parts of the actual ship. It’s really interesting to see the real scale of the Titanic.
An interesting and interactive part about this exhibit and making you feel like you were boarding was the actual recreation of the boarding pass. On the back of the boarding card was information of an actual guest who was on-board the ship. At the end of the exhibit, you’re able to see if you made it or not.
My guest was a 3rd class girl, who did survive, but her husband died. Another great eye opener was to see the amount of people who did survive…. which was roughly 200 guest in each class, and staff… but the percentage of those who didn’t make it increased greatly, and most of the staff and 3rd class members went down with the ship.
I would recommend this exhibit to anyone who is interested in Titanic. For me, I think I would’ve loved to see the exhibit in Las Vegas, as they seem to have more re-created rooms and areas on board the ship.