BODIES and The Titanic Exhibits at the LuxorCategory: Travel
You’ve probably seen photos of the BODIES exhibition, but nothing beats the experience of seeing the real thing. If you have a queasy stomach, think about what it is you are about to see before buying your ticket. Otherwise, BODIES is a great learning experience.
As visitors travel through different rooms, they are exposed to various parts of the human body and get an up close and personal look at the muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and skeletal systems. The human body is remarkable and seeing it dissected and displayed in this exhibit is something you will never forget. There are plenty of corresponding placards to read to learn about what is being displayed in each room, but nothing beats actually viewing the specimens. This sure beats any high school biology class.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
When visitors enter this exhibition, they will step back in time – back 101 years to the sailing of the Titanic and the sinking of the mighty ship. With over 300 artifacts recovered from the ship and some recreations, this exhibition is truly a look into the lives of the people of the era.
There are recreations of the first and third class cabins, which are like night and day. The elegance of the first class cabin is in direct contrast to the tightness of the third class cabin. The exhibition also recreated the beautiful Grand Staircase. I stood there and imagined how the passengers were dressed and what they were talking about while ascending and descending the stairs during the voyage.
As guests travel through the exhibition, they soon come upon the iceberg and the demise of the luxury liner, and get close to the largest piece of the ship that has been recovered. It is a 25-ton section of the starboard hull and is part of the exhibit. It’s called the “Big Piece” for obvious reasons. After lying on the ocean floor for decades, it had a tumultuous journey while being recovered.
When you purchase your ticket you are given the name and information of one of the passengers and at the end of the tour is a wall with all the names of those who took the fateful voyage. There, you will find out if the person whose name you were given survived or perished.
Both of these exhibitions are interesting in their own right. I suggest you allow at least 30 minutes for each one. Whether you are interested in the human body or the history of the Titanic, you will get your money’s worth here.
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