Friday, November 21, 2008

TITANIC Exhibit & Sleepovers at the Milwaukee Public Museum

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Just arrived: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Ninety-six years ago, on an otherwise calm April morning in 1912, the world's largest ship, the RMS Titanic, sank during her maiden voyage after a colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic.

On board were 2,228 passengers, including titans of commerce and industry, artists, senior members of governments, immigrant families dreaming of a new life and more than 890 members of her crew. More than 1,500 people died. No one believed it could happen.

Today, this epic story is revived through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Viewed by more than 20 million people worldwide, the Exhibition is among the highest attended in history.

Overnight at the Museum

Spend a "Night at the Museum" with the dinosaurs, mummies and rainforest creatures of MPM

During our exciting sleepovers, brave youngsters will explore hidden spaces and places through specially planned, staff-led activities, and attend a special IMAX or Planetarium show.

For scout groups and families with children ages 6-12
$42 per person, $39 for members

Register now for Public Overnights

  • November 14, 2008
  • December 19, 2008
  • January 16, 2009
  • February 13, 2009
  • March 13, 2009
  • April 17, 2009
  • May 15, 2009

Families with kids ages 6-12 can experience an exciting sleepover at the MPM during our public overnights. Overnights begin at 7pm on Friday evening and last until 8am the following morning. Attendees of overnights during Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition can visit the Exhibition for $5 on Saturday morning. Tickets must be purchased at time of registration.

Overnight packages include:

  • IMAX or planetarium show
  • Hands-on activities and scavenger hunts
  • Flashlight tour of the museum
  • Light evening snack
  • Light continental breakfast
  • Museum admission for Saturday

Ghosts of the Abyss - Now Playing in the IMAX theatre

Academy Award® winning director and master storyteller James Cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration – the legendary wreck of the Titanic. With a team of the world’s foremost historic and marine experts, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the waters where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago.

Using state-of-the-art technology developed expressly for this expedition, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never before. With the most advanced IMAX photography, moviegoers will experience the ship as if they are part of the crew, right inside the dive subs. In this unprecedented motion picture event, Cameron and his team bring audiences to sights not seen since the sinking nearly 100 years ago and explore why the landmark vessel – more than any shipwreck – continues to intrigue and fascinate the public.

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