Titanic Tuesdays at the NAT

Actors in period costumes outside the Titanic Exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum

To mark the final weeks of the Titanic exhibition, the San Diego Natural History Museum is planning insightful lectures, themed movies, interactions with renowned passengers including the “unsinkable” Molly Brown, replica wireless radio demonstrations, children’s book readings and more every Tuesday until August 28.

Port side, second class Promenade Deck

Other exclusive events include:
August 14: Professor Douglas Bartlett with Scripps Institute of Oceanography will share his experience as Chief Scientist on James Cameron’s recent historical expedition to the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth.

August 21: esteemed Mexican author Guadalupe Loaeza will offer a free lecture discussing her book “El Caballero del Titanic,” which documents the incredible true story of Manuel Uruchurtu Ramirez, the only Mexican passenger aboard the Titanic. Uruchurtu was a Mexican diplomat and tragically perished after heroically giving up his space in a lifeboat to save a woman and her child.

First class cabin (recreation)

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition features 200 artifacts and allows guests to actively participate in the multifaceted experiences of first, second and third class passengers through extensive room re-creations, superior photo galleries and a giant ice wall. Exhibition artifacts range from passengers’ personal items to fragments of the ship itself, offering haunting, and emotional connections to the lives lost or forever altered that fateful night.

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
Balboa Park
Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

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

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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