Since April 2012, Mystic Aquarium in southeastern Connecticut has told the compelling stories of both the tragedy of the Titanic and the triumph of Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in 1985.
Mystic Aquarium’s “Titanic - 12,450 Feet Below” exhibit has allowed visitors to experience both the emotional and scientific journey of the Titanic.
As Mystic Aquarium prepares guests for new discoveries, this Titanic journey will come to an end on January 5. Construction will begin on a new exhibit in the United Technologies Ocean Exploration Center that will highlight explorations from around the world.
Exhibit designer and former Walt Disney Imagineer, Tim Delaney worked with Mystic Aquarium and Ballard to bring Titanic’s timeless history to life in real and poignant ways through captivating imagery, breathtaking recreations, emotional soundscapes, hands-on activities and thrilling entertainment.
“Mystic Aquarium’s Titanic exhibit gave us the opportunity to showcase the story of the Titanic in association with the 100 year anniversary of its sinking,” said Mystic Aquarium president and CEO, Dr. Stephen Coan. “We are honored to have been able to educate our guests and to showcase one of the highlights of Dr. Robert Ballard’s work.”