Aquarium offers rare look at the remnants of the Titanic
POSTED: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and an exhibit in Connecticut will offer a whole new look at the ship's brief voyage.
The famous ship that sits on the bottom of the Atlantic is coming back to life at the Mystic Aquarium.
"Our objective is to take you there so you can come here and really see the Titanic from the inside out," says Peter Glankoff, Executive Vice President of the Sea Research Foundation.
The first explorer to lay eyes on the deep-sea wreck helped create the exhibit.
You get a look at the underwater vehicles Dr. Robert Ballard used to discover the Titanic and a view of what the machines saw from the ocean floor.
There are replicas of artifacts from the ship, and even an iceberg that's cold to the touch.
Then there are the faces of the Titanic.
"You get to explore some of the people, some of whom survived, many of whom did not," Glankoff says.
The exhibit opened April 12.