Above is an image of just one of the interactives attendees will experience at the exhibit.
On Thursday, April 12, Sea Research Foundation, operator of Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., will open its major new exhibit -- Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below -- located at Mystic Aquarium’s newly renamed Ocean Exploration Center exhibit hall.
Titanic Discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard and Former Top Disney “Imagineer” Tim Delaney, in collaboration with EWI Worldwide, took “a very different approach to the Titanic experience, one that taps directly into the excitement of exploration and discovery,” according to Delaney. “Our Titanic exhibit is awe-inspiring and emotional. It is designed to capture the moment of discovery that only access to the actual discoverer’s insight and vision can deliver. Working hand-in-glove with Bob Ballard and Sea Research has enabled us to create something that both adults and children will find thrilling, immersive, interactive, experiential and memorable. Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below takes you there.”
Featuring captivating imagery, breathtaking recreations, emotional soundscapes, hands-on activities and thrilling entertainment, attendees can experience the moment of discovery and remember the journeys of Titanic’s passengers.
Digital elements, including interactive kiosks and touch-tables, enable guests to access a veritable treasure trove of information, find Titanic artifacts at the bottom of the ocean, learn about icebergs and the Titanic’s course that night, and explore over 300 separate image and video files of the underwater wreck. The high-tech tables feature the latest in multi-touch and object-recognition technology, and evoke the magic of adventure and discovery that Dr. Ballard’s expedition embodied.
Based in Mystic, Conn., Sea Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates Mystic Aquarium, Institute for Exploration and, in partnership with National Geographic Society, The JASON Project and its Immersion Learning program. For more information, visit searesearch.org and mysticaquarium.org/titanic