September 29, 2012-April 28, 2013

On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship of its time, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shaking the world’s confidence in the infallibility of modern technology. One hundred years later, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which showcases 200 artifacts retrieved from the wreck site of Titanic, arrived at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

The story of the sinking is legendary; now experience the wonder and tragedy of the ill-fated “ship of dreams” on a journey through Titanic history.

Visitors experienced Titanic's fateful 1912 maiden voyage and took on the identity of a real passenger onboard Titanic as they explored magnificent re-creations of the ship's interior. They discovered how the 'unsinkable' ship met its tragic end and connected with the passengers and crew as they viewed haunting artifacts recovered from the wreck during the eight research and recovery expeditions conducted by RMS Titanic, Inc. since the ship’s discovery in 1985.

RMS Titanic, Inc. has a singular purpose: to faithfully and respectfully preserve the memory of Titanic and of all who sailed with her. In all activities and events related to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences wishes to remember and honor those whose lives were lost due to the Titanic’s tragic sinking 100 years ago.