Sail through San Diego’s History with Free Tickets to the Titanic Exhibit!

Now through September 9, 2012 you can experience one of the most legendary ships of the last 100 years with TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Just comment below for a chance to win!

San Diego has a long and proud seafaring tradition that continues today. Luckily for locals and visitors alike there is always a ship, from the recreation of Cabrillo”s 1542 San Salvador, to the longest-serving aircraft carrier now permanently docked in San Diego”s harbor, the USS Midway, ready to sail you through San Diego”s honorable maritime history.

TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition

On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world”s largest ship of its time, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shaking the world’s confidence in the infallibility of modern technology. One hundred years later, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which nbso online casino reviews showcases 200 artifacts retrieved from the wreck site of Titanic, arrives at theNAT.

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The Maritime Museum of San Diego is building a full-sized, fully functional and historically accurate replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo”s San Salvador capitana or flagship of the Spanish expedition which first explored what is now the West Coast of the United States. Volunteers are constructing the vessel in full public view allowing visitors the opportunity to watch history come to life before their eyes. After construction, San Salvador will become part of the Museum”s fleet of historic and replica ships and will travel along the California coast as an ambassador for San Diego.

USS Midway Museum

Over 1,000,000 annual visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier”s history to life. Those who dare can “take to the sky” aboard one of three flight simulators.

Want to sail through history? Comment below for a chance to win 2 tickets to TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition, at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Two winners will be chosen at random at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Do you have a favorite ship in San Diego?

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About Maren

San Diego raised and New York City educated, I trained as a classical singer before switching to tourism marketing. Now I love telling the world about San Diego's diverse offerings, from live music to live uni. As a friend recently told me, "tough job."

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

For me, a perfect day always involves something I haven't done before. And even though I grew up  in San Diego, there is SO much to do I can usually find a way to make any day ideal. Next on the list is paragliding at Torrey Pines. I also need to meet more people with boats. Anyone?

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

I am a sucker for street fairs, county fairs, music festivals and block parties. The weather is always nice, the food is always sinful and the people are always interesting. I've been to the San Diego County Fair 3 times already!!!

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Tacos. Why does this question not include tacos? Fish tacos, carne asada, carnitas, shrimp, lobster, chorizo, vegetarian- I don't care. Put it in a corn tortilla and give it to me. Or any creation by the fabulous Jason Knibb over at 9-10 Restaurant in La Jolla.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Confession: I don't buy! I Pandora. I love everything from Tuvan throat singing to Lady Gaga. But seriously, Mahler's 2nd Symphony. Listen to it. Then we can talk.

55 thoughts on “Sail through San Diego’s History with Free Tickets to the Titanic Exhibit!

  1. Thank you everyone for your comments! It’s awesome to hear how much people love San Diego’s maritime tradition. Congratulations to the two winners, Holli and Ioana! Keep checking in for more great giveaways here on blog.sandiego.org!

  2. The Maritime Museum is a place I take my family from out of town, at least one of the places, especially of they come from landlocked state!!! They love it, they usually don’t have something this great with the ships we have.I love the dedication of all the volunteers who spent countless hours rebuilding all the models and the ships and Sub you have managed to take are of all these years. I still don’t know how the men on that Russian sub got thru it, I think they picked a certain type of person. We feel very lucky to have the things we have to do in San Diego. My favorite used to be the Master & Commander ship, but I still love the Star, the Star of India is history and we are so lucky to have it.
    I would love to see the Titanic Exhibit, I have been interested in it of course after the movie of the same name!!!!!

    Keep up the good works and I wish I could give more to help the exhibits and take care of all the ships!!!
    Thank You so much for the things you do!!!!

  3. Loved touring the Midway the first year it was open.  Would love to see the Titanic exhibit when I visit at the end of the month!

  4. Would love to see this exhibit. We are cruizing to Alaska this summer. This would add to that experience..lol

  5.  I would love to see the Titanic exibit  while visiting San Diego this summer!!!

  6. I would love to win tickets to see the Titanic exhibit!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  7. It’s all the ships together that make San Diego so beautiful. I’d love to see the Titanic exhibit in person! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. My husbands great uncle Timothy McCarthy died when the Titanic sank. I hope I can win the tickets so we can go see it together!

  9. Looking forward to “sailing” on the Titanic and making it back to the Port of San Diego!!

  10. My 6-year-old has been talking about the Titanic a lot lately after checking out some books about the ship at her school’s library. This would be a great educational experience for her! 

  11. Love Titanic.. I think this would be a nice activity with my kiddo..

  12. Have always felt an affinity with the Titanic, even though it happened 50 years before I was born! The stories, the myths, and the spectacle have always stayed with me! Such a dreadful, horrific disaster that could have been prevented! May we never forget, and continue to learn from their misfortunes!

  13. Titanic was the first movie I ever saw on the big screen/first movie I bought/and first movie I fell in love with. I would LOVE to go see the Artifact Exhibition!! Please pick me!!!

  14. i just moved here so i havent visited anything yet, but i look forward to it 🙂

  15. Love the Midway!  I gotta admit though, the mini-speedboats at Speedboat Adventures are awesome!  Don’t know if they count as ships though!  lol

  16. My wife and I are very amused with the history of titanic! It would be great to see the Artifact Exhibition with her! 

  17. the last time I was at the Midway my camera crashed against the deck where the airplanes are on display, so this is revenge !! haha

  18. Going to San Diego in July for our honeymoon and would love to cap it off by visiting the Titanic exhibit!

  19. Love history and would love to attend this amazing exhibit! I’m from the OC and really enjoy the sights and sounds of SD! 🙂 lots of history and lots to do

  20. My husband’s ancestors helped build the Titanic. We’d love to be able to see it.

  21. Hiii im from mexico and i really want to. Visit the exhibition of titanic ! Please i will go to san diego next week. 🙂 greetings

  22. I enjoy your posting of San Diego events.  I’d love to see the Titanic exhibition with my wife.
    Dana Law
    San Diego

  23. My daughter and her husband live in San Diego and I have not seen them since last July.  She specifically wanted me to fly out in July….she says it is the busiest summer month and she doesn’t want us to miss the Titanic Exhibit!  Can’t wait!

  24. We’ll be in the San Diego area in a couple of weeks…would love to go the SDNHM!

  25. Many of my costuming friend have seen the Titanic exhibit and say it is spectacular. Unfortunately, we could not make it when they went.

  26. I moved to San Diego almost two years ago, and have yet to go the Midway museum, or the Natural History museum!  There’s so much to do in this city.

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