Friday, March 30, 2018
12 - 1:45 pm. Titanic Exhibit plus Titanic Lab classroom program
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane 99201
Meet at the Group Entrance on Riverside Ave 15 minutes before your tour. Parking at the bottom of the parking structure is closest to the Group Entrance. DON'T go to the main entrance / admissions desk.
If you are a school group wanting to see this exhibit, please contact the MAC directly to schedule your own group's visit.
This field trip, organized by Exploring Families, is designed for students in grades 1-12 and their adult chaperones. Anyone can go to the MAC and see the Titanic exhibit during their regular hours; registration not required. Details are here: https://www.northwestmuseum.org/
This educational visit with Exploring Families includes:
- A guided visit through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
- A guided classroom Titanic Lab Program facilitated by a museum educator
Educational, emotional and appropriate for students and adults, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. Along the way visitors will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy. The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic and extensive room re-creations. Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, pieces of the Ship itself -- these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered. Upon entering Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, visitors will be drawn back in time to April 1912, when the Ship embarked on its maiden voyage. They’ll receive a replica boarding pass, assume the role of a passenger and follow a chronological journey through life on Titanic – from the Ship’s construction to life on board, the famous sinking, and the modern day efforts to recover and conserve the wreckage for future generations.
Design: The Ship was designed by Thomas Andrews for the White Star Line. Construction began on March 31, 1909 and lasted two years.
Size: Titanic was the largest Ship built prior to 1912 and the largest moving object built by man.
- Length: 882 feet and 9 inches (nearly four city blocks long)
- Width: 92 feet and 6 inches
- Height: 175 feet or 11 stories high
- Weight: 46,329 tons
- Speed: 23 to 24 knots (28 to29 miles per hour)
- Capacity: 3,320 crew and passengers
Portholes: The Ship contained more than 2,000 Portholes.
Staircase: The Grand Staircase went all the way from the boat deck down to the reception room outside the dining saloon on D-deck, and then continued down to E-deck. The staircase was paneled in oak and included a wrought-iron and glass skylight.
Ship Decor: The style of the décor included Louis XIV, Empire Italian Renaissance, Georgian, Regence, Queen Ann, and Old Dutch. It took ten months to decorate Titanic.
Visit the link for Titanic curriculum for use before or after your visit.
Ages: Students in grades 1-12. Please do not bring younger kids.
Cost: $10 for students in grades 1-12. $18 for adults.
Note: Adults have to attend this activity. If your student will drive him/herself to the event, then a parent doesn't have to attend. There is no drop off for this activity (or any Exploring Families activity) per the Exploring Families Rules. If a parent cannot attend an Exploring Families activity with their child, their children can attend the activity with another responsible adult selected by the parent (ex: grandparent, trusted friend or neighbor, aunt, etc.) We have to count bodies (students and adults) for this event since there is limited space. Please always register all the people who will attend an activity, both adults and students. The MAC charges for every person who enters the building, whether you engage in any exhibits or workshops or not.
Tour limits: 36 people per tour
Payment is required in advance via Paypal, credit card, debit card, or check. There is no "Pay at the Door." Your spots with our group are saved when payment is received. Payment is due one week before the field trip. If payment is not received by then, your reservation will be cancelled.