SCOTTSDALE, AZ — After nearly a year, "Bodies Revealed, " an exhibition showcasing more than 200 preserved human bodies, will close on April 21 at the Odysea in the Desert. Two weeks later, "Titanic: An Artifact Exhibition" will open in its place.
The traveling exhibition consists of seven galleries that tell the "chronological voyage" of the Royal Mail Ship Titanic -- also known as RMS Titanic or simply, Titanic -- "moving through the ship's construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts," according to a news release.
People will be able to see the shipyards in Belfast, Ireland where the 882-foot-long ship was built, see replicated staterooms of first- and third-class passengers, learn about the ship's boiler room and touch the iceberg as described by the ship's lookout, according to the exhibition's website.
Upon entry, people will also be given a replica boarding pass for someone who was aboard the ship. In the "Memorial Room," they will discover whether the person survived or not.
There were 2,228 people aboard the Titanic, including 910 crew members. More than 1,500 people died when the ship sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, two hours and 40 minutes after it collided with an iceberg, according to the website.
“Even after more than 100 years, the curiosity is still there. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition puts visitors in the shoes of passengers, showcasing authentic objects that offer a poignant, emotional connection to those traveling on the iconic ship," said Ran Knishinsky, partner and chief marketing officer for Odysea in the Desert, in a statement.
Odysea announced the news on Monday to coincide with Titanic Remembrance Day.
The exhibition is scheduled to open on May 8. Pre-sale tickets are available online for $15-$20 per person. Regular admission is $20-$25. There is no entry fee for children 24 months and younger.
The hours will be Sunday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
IF YOU GO:
Titanic: An Artifact Exhibition
Odysea in the Desert: 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256