Beckoning visitors to "journey to new depths of discovery," Sea Research Foundation, operator of Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., announced a major new exhibit, “Titanic — 12,450 Feet Below,” at Mystic Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Center exhibit hall.
The exhibit, opening on April 12, marks the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage and sinking of the celebrated ocean liner.
The exhibit is the product of a collaboration between famed oceanographic explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, president of Sea Research Foundation's Institute for Exploration, who led the 1985 expedition that first located the sunken Titanic; and Tim Delaney, the former Walt Disney Imagineering designer and head of Tim J. Delaney Design.
Sea Research Foundation President & CEO Stephen Coan has called the project "A unique and important collaboration that will give people a chance to experience the Titanic through the eyes of the person who found her, someone recognized as one of the world's greatest explorers, and through the imagination of a world-renowned exhibit designer."
Tim Delaney described the exhibit as "a very different approach to the Titanic experience, one that taps directly into the excitement of exploration and discovery. We've created something that both adults and children will find thrilling, immersive, interactive, experiential and memorable.”