By Gerry Barker
North Palm Beach Life
It was more than 100 years ago when the cruise liner Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, taking the lives of more than 1,500 people.
Since then, the maritime tragedy has been documented in films, books and memorials, but few have the same emotional impact as an in-person experience like "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition," which just opened at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach.
From re-creating that day of April 10,1912, where 100,000 gathered to cheer the "largest ship afloat" set sail on her maiden voyage to New York, to the scene on April 14 when her hull was ripped by ice, visitors feel they are on the journey themselves. In fact, everyone entering the exhibit is handed a White Star Line "Boarding Pass" bearing the name of one of Titanic's passengers. At the exhibit's end, you scan the QR code on it to find out if your guest survived or not.
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