Titanic Centennial Week

On April 10, 1912, Titanic, the largest ship of her day, departed England on her maiden voyage to New York City. Tragically, five days later on April 15 at 2:20 AM, Titanic sank, coming to rest 2.5 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.

To commemorate the centennial of one of the world’s most enduring maritime legacies, the San Diego Natural History Museum is offering the following:

Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13*

Extended hours until 6:30 PM

  • Special Centennial Week Pricing!
    • $19.12 for all tickets.
  • Meet the passengers and crews from Titanic
    • Actors in Edwardian costume will walk through the Museum and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition  telling stories about life in the early 1900s and aboard Titanic .
  • Hear demonstrations of replica radios (spark gap transmitter and crystal receiver) used on Titanic (11 AM–3 PM daily). 
    • Learn stories about the sending of distress signals as the disaster scenarios unfolded.
    • Brought to theNAT by USS Midway Museum Radio Room Volunteers .
  • Watch a Titanic -themed film
    • A different film will be shown every day. Included with general Museum admission and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition admission.
    • Please see film schedule below

Saturday, April 14*

Extended hours: 9 AM to 3 AM (last ticket sold at 1 AM)

  • Enjoy special pricing!
    • $19.12 for all tickets.
  • Meet the passengers and crew from Titanic
    • Actors in Edwardian costume will walk through the Museum and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition , telling stories about life in the early 1900s and aboard Titanic .
  • Be in the exhibition to commemorate (Pacific Standard Time) when the iceberg hit at 11:40 PM and/or when she sank at 2:20 AM. (Subject to availability.)
  • Hear demonstrations of replica radios (spark gap transmitter and crystal receiver) used on Titanic.
    • Learn stories about the sending of distress signals as the disaster scenarios unfolded.   
    • Watch as the amateur radio operators use modern equipment to attempt to communicate with a ship positioned over Titanic's wreck site in the North Atlantic. (Saturday and Sunday during Museum hours). The radio operators aboard the ship will be communicating with amateur radio operators worldwide in honor of Titanic's 100 th anniversary.
    • Brought to theNAT by USS Midway Museum Radio Room Volunteers.
  • Watch Titanic -themed films all day
    • Starting at 9:30 AM until closing at 3AM
    • Included with general Museum admission and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition admission.
    • Please see film schedule below
  • Enjoy “Third-Class bites” at the Dinosaur Café
    • Using the actual third-class menu from Titanic , the Dinosaur Café will have light snacks reminiscent of what the third-class passengers would have eaten on  Titanic available for purchase.

 

Want to dine as the first-class passengers did on  Titanic ?
The Prado at Balboa Park Learn about the Prado Restaurant’s Centennial Dinner , which includes a 10-course, historically authentic dining experience, entrance to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition , an exhibition catalogue, and more.

Sunday, April 15*

Visitors on Sunday will enjoy the same special activities as Monday through Friday, listed above, with the exception of the extended hours.

Museum hours on Sunday, April 15, are 10 AM to 5 PM.

*All Museum tickets are subject to availability. No retroactive discounts. All activities and films subject to change.

 


Film Schedule

Monday, April 9

- Ghosts of the Abyss (61 min)
   3 PM, 4:30 PM, 6 PM 
- Regular film schedule through 2 PM

Tuesday, April 10

- National Geographic: Secrets of the Titanic (55 min)
  3 PM, 4:30 PM, 6 PM
- Regular film schedule through 2 PM

Wednesday, April 11

- Titanic Final Moments: Missing Pieces (100 min)
   3 PM, 5 PM
- Regular film schedule through 2 PM

Thursday, April 12

- Titanic: The Complete Story: Achilles Heel (100 min)
  3 PM, 5 PM
- Regular film schedule through 2 PM

Friday, April 13

- Discovery: Curiosity: What Sank Titanic (88 min)
  3 PM, 5 PM
- Regular film schedule through 2 PM

Saturday, April 14

- Ghosts of the Abyss (61 min)  
  9:30 AM
- Discovery: Curiosity: What Sank Titanic (88 min)
  11 AM
- National Geographic: Secrets of the Titanic (55 min)
  12:45 PM
- National Geographic: Titanic: How it Really Sank (50 min)
   2 PM 
- Ghosts of the Abyss (61 min)
   3:15 PM 
- Discovery: Curiosity: What Sank Titanic (88 min)
   4:30 PM
- National Geographic: Secrets of the Titanic (55 min)
   6:30 PM
- Ghosts of the Abyss (61 min)
   7:45 PM
- A Night to Remember (123 min)
   10:45 PM
- Ghosts of the Abyss (61 min)
   1 AM

Sunday, April 15

- National Geographic: Titanic: How it Really Sank (50 min)
  3PM, 4:30PM
- Regular film schedule through 2PM

View our regular film schedule here.



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