100,000 Visitors to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

August 4, 2009

Science Museum hits major attendance milestone just 47 days into exhibition run

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being issued by the Science Museum of Minnesota:

What: The Science Museum of Minnesota has welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. It only took 47 days after opening day to reach this important attendance milestone and puts the museum on pace to exceed its 250,000-visitor attendance projection during the exhibition’s St. Paul run.(Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open through January 3, 2010.)

Where: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Science Museum of Minnesota

U.S. Bank Great Hall, level 4

120 West Kellogg Blvd., downtown St. Paul

Exhibit Details: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is the largest exhibition the Science Museum has ever hosted. Visitors will find 14,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to the artifacts that have been recovered from the world-famous ocean liner’s final resting place. They’ll get a glimpse at life onboard the ship, see the worldwide debut of artifacts from Carpathia, Titanic’s rescue ship, discover the science behind Titanic’s design and demise, and witness the remarkable search and recovery efforts that have led to a better understanding of what happened on that fateful night in 1912.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is produced by RMS Titanic, Inc., the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck site of Titanic. The company was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions, where it recovered approximately 5,500 artifacts.

Downloadable images and media information for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are available at www.smm.org/media .

Visitor Info: Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are $23 for adults and $18 for kids ages 4 to 12 and seniors. Combination Titanic, exhibit gallery, and Omnitheater admission is also available. Advanced reservations are recommended. For more information and tips to plan your visit, call (651) 221-9444. Or, avoid waiting in line altogether by planning your visit and purchasing tickets

at www.smm.org.

Media Contacts: Janine Hanson/Kim Ramsden, PR Co-Directors, (651) 221-9423

Sarah Imholte, PR Coordinator, (651) 221-9412

Peg Roessler, PR Representative, (952) 949-6550

SOURCE Science Museum of Minnesota

Source: newswire

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