Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit

Lauren Pino, Reporter

On April 4, 2012, the 3D version of the tragic romance film, Titanic, was released. It was released now to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the actual Titanic’s sinking in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912.  However, the fictional rendition of this disaster being rereleased in 3D pales in comparison to being inches away from actual artifacts from the 100-year-old sunken ship.


“The story of the sinking is legendary; now experience the wonder and tragedy of this ill-fated Ship on a journey through Titanic history,” Union Station’s website said.

From the Titanic’s 100th anniversary of its first and last voyage until September 3, 2012, Kansas City’s Union Station is the host of “TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibit.” The website describes the exhibit as having “compelling stories, historically accurate room recreations, and more than 250 authentic artifacts.”

Last week, there are related events to complement the exhibit and the anniversary. For example, the Titanic exhibit coordinated with the Union Station’s restaurants to provide diners with “Titanic themed menus.” There were Titanic book presentations and also Titanic-themed activities at Science City.

An “Anytime Ticket” for non-Union Stations members costs $22. From Tuesday to Thursday, exhibition hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibit is closed on Mondays.