Fifteen years after the latest Titanic movie became a blockbuster, a new 3-D version of James Cameron's "Titanic" is being released. The conversion from 2-D took a team of 300 people working 60 weeks. It's expected to appeal to a new generation of viewers as well as those who saw and loved the original love story with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on the big screen. Look for it in your local theaters.
The most notable new Titanic museum just opened in Belfast, Ireland, city where the ship was built and launched. But if you can’t get there, check out special exhibits and Titanic museums in the U.S. to become immersed in this stunning event from both an historical and personal standpoint.
Mystic, Connecticut—12,450 Feet Below opens at the Mystic Aquarium, located two hours southwest of Boston, on April 12, 2012. This exhibit starts Titanic Week, April 12-18, an event presented by Sea Research Foundation. If you live in the Northeast, don’t miss this captivating, permanent exhibit marking the centenary of the ocean liner’s maiden voyage and tragic sinking. www.mysticaquarium.org
|Museum at Pigeon Forge|
Indian Orchard, Massachusetts—Home of the world-famous Titanic Historical Society Collection, the original commemorative venue has one of the finest collections of rare survivor artifacts. In the museum you can relive authentic 1912 events, see Titanic legends come to life, and view historical treasures. www.titanichistoricalsociety.org/museum
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from the Titanic
Branson, Missouri—Become a passenger on the giant liner’s disastrous maiden voyage and learn the history and events that led to the boat’s demise. One hundred true personal stories of people connected to or on the ship are being shared online throughout the year. TITANIC museum is operating on schedule despite the recent tornado in Branson. www.titanicbranson.com
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the Titanic on display
at Museum of Science
and Industry, Chicago
· Atlanta Aquarium in Georgia www.titanicatlanta.com
· Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois www.msichicago.org
· Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada www.luxor.com/entertainment/titanic.aspx
· Museum of National Science in Houston, Texas www.hmns.org