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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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5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

San Diego Museum of Art's Art Alive

From an Avocado Festival to Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art, I love weekends in San Diego! What will you be doing?

San Diego Museum of Art & Bauman Photography

1. Art Alive

From April 12-15, the San Diego Museum of Art blossoms during Art Alive 2012, an enchanting spring exhibition. Transforming the museum into a colorful display of art and flowers, more than 100 floral designers take inspiration from the museum’s renowned art collection and create floral renditions of famous paintings and sculptures.

Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival

2. Fallbrook Avocado Festival

The city of Fallbrook celebrates its designation as “the avocado capital of the world” during the Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 15. Highlights include arts and crafts, games and creative foods featuring the delicious, green fruit.

Julian Apples

Taste of Julian, More Than Just Apples

3. Taste of Julian

On April 14, visitors can sip and nosh their way through the charming mountain town of Julian. Cost is $20 per person and during the afternoon of the event, participants simply pick up a map of participating restaurants and show their colored wristband to receive tasty samples of local fare.

Ellis Hall, Tribute to Ray Charles

4. San Diego Symphony: Tribute to Ray Charles

Ray Charles was truly one of the legendary voices in American music. Ellis Hall, a former protégé of Ray Charles, pays tribute to the master with hits such as “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “This Little Girl of Mine,” “Hit the Road Jack” and perhaps his most popular, “Georgia On My Mind.” Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch leads this rocking, singing, soaring homage to a true American original on April 13 and 14 at 8:00 pm.

Journey through the Titanic at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Take a journey through the Titanic at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Photo courtesy of the Carnegie Science Center

5. 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 showcases 200 artifacts retrieved from the wreck site of Titanic, has arrived at theNAT.