Popular "Titanic" exhibit closes this weekend

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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - It has attracted thousands of people to come see it. And, it was extended not once, but twice. If you haven't seen the Titanic exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, you only have a few more days to do so.

"Titanic has been one of our more successful exhibitions here at the museum it ranks right up there with "Bodies Revealed," which we also extended twice.

When the Titanic pulled into Grand Rapids back in February most people knew it would be popular, but Moore says, even museum staff, are surprised by how overwhelming the response has been.

The "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" features more than 150 artifacts recovered from the bottom of the ocean. They help take visitors back in time to April 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg and killed more than 1,500 people.

"People were moved. You know getting the boarding pass and being able to take on that persona of the passenger while walking through the exhibit. I think was a really powerful experience for visitors," said Moore. "That was one of the number one things we heard comments about as well as the artifacts themselves."

The exhibit was originally supposed to close in July, but the museum decided to extend it through the beginning of September, then again for an additional week.

"Titanic" will close Saturday, September 14th. After that Moore says it is headed to Kansas City.

"This is your last chance. Purchase your tickets online and guarantee yourself a spot, especially these last few days," she advised.

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