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Titanic exhibit draws huge crowd at Imagination Station

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is off to a big start on its first day open to the public at Imagination Station.

Officials say nearly 2000 people came to the science center on Saturday and 900 of them took a step back in time to 1912 to view the exhibition.

That's nearly double the normal attendance for a winter Saturday.

Visitors like third grade teacher Tammy Kissell were impressed. "I think it's amazing to see the artifacts and think the people that we read the stories about, they actually touched them, slept there... It just really brings it all to life."

People from near and far came to see the artifacts recovered from the wreckage of the doomed ocean liner.

Families like the Irwins from Rochester Hills who also brought along friends from Monroe. Eric Irwin said, "I know when my son first walked in he was just kinda like, oooh...where do I look? Where do I start?"

Beth Tripevski from Monroe enjoyed the window on the past. "It's nice to be able to compare things? How they were then, how they are now, how things look now. How small the beds and chairs are. How the dollar bills were different."

The interactive tour left behind a strong impression on Wendy Shiets. "Just being in that cold water. I mean I couldn't imagine. I put my hand over on that iceberg there and I couldn't even leave it there for a couple of minutes."

Only a certain number of people are allowed through at one time and tickets are issued every 15 minutes. To make sure the time slot you want is not sold out, it's best to purchase tickets online or call ahead.

You can purchase tickets online by clicking here or at Visitor Service at Imagination Station.

Tickets are $19.50 for adults, $17.50 for senior citizens and $15.50 for kids ages 3-12. Children under three get in free. If you're a member of Imagination Station, the cost is $6.50.

13abc is a proud sponsor of the exhibit.

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