Titanic The Artifact Exhibition: See It On The Cheap

April 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Attractions

Titanic The Artifact Exhibition recently arrived in Albuquerque, and here’s how New Mexico residents can save on admission by visiting on the right days!

Titanic The Artifact Exhibition has already been seen by more than 25 million people across the world. When the Titanic collided with an iceberg and met its tragic doom just over a century ago in April 1912, it was famous as the world’s largest ship at the time. It sank 2.5 miles beneath the ocean’s surface. This exhibit featuring 125 authentic artifacts from the shipwreck site of the Titanic has now reached Albuquerque, and is on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science through October 27, 2013.

Regular admission to Titanic The Artifact Exhibition is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $11 for children.

But New Mexico residents always get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.   This free general admission does not cover special exhibits like the Titanic one, but it does mean that if you are a New Mexico resident and you visit the museum on the first Sunday of the month, the general admission fee is waived and adults will only pay $11 to see the  Titanic The Artifact Exhibition.

The next free admission day for New Mexico residents (with NM ID) is this Sunday April 7, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm. After that, the first Sundays of the month are:

  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 1
  • October 6

According to a press release from the museum: “Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created interior of the Ship, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity.”

It’s hard to think about such a sad ending to such an optimistic voyage, and the more than 1,500 people who perished. But this is our chance to learn about that history, and pay tribute to those individuals and their families.

Even if you don’t want to see  Titanic The Artifact Exhibition, NM residents can still go along to visit the museum for free on the first Sunday of the month. On April 7, there are special family day activities related to the new exhibit Science on a Sphere.

The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania


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