Step Aboard! Titanic: The Exhibition Is Now Open!

Imagine Exhibitions

The interactive Titanic: The Exhibition is now open to the public at Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie. Officially opened on Friday, February 16, the exhibit walks guests through a chronological dramatic tale of the Titanic.


Titanic: The Exhibition, presented by Imagine Exhibitions, is available for a limited time throughout the spring, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

In this hour-long exhibition, explore the craft, launch, journey, and tragedy of this legendary ship. In the exhibit, guests will see surviving artifacts from the Titanic and its sister ships. On display will also be costumes and props from the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic by James Cameron. The exhibition is built with partial recreations of the ship’s interior, fitted with immersive experiences and a chronological timeline of the ship’s story.

Detailed recreations of the magnificent ship include a two-story, full-scale replica of the ship’s famous grand staircase, the first-class hallway including millionaire’s suite, the third-class hallway and cabin, the boiler room, and the exterior promenade deck featuring a starry night view.

In the Discovery Gallery, guests will learn about the research and discovery of the site of the Titanic shipwreck. The gallery includes a raised glass floor to simulate the ocean floor, complete with broken China in the sand to replicate the experience of the discovery team upon finding the wreckage site.

Tickets for Titanic: The Exhibition start at $29 and can be purchased on the exhibition’s website. For a sneak peak at the exhibition, see this Instagram reel by @ChicagoDoes.

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This Chicago-based exhibition also pays tribute to the SS Eastland Disaster, a Chicago passenger ship used for tours. On July 24, 1915, while tied to a dock in the Chicago River, rolled over on its side. The shipwreck, known as the largest loss of life in the Great Lakes at that time, killed 844 passengers and crew members.

On the site of the Titanic exhibition, guests will also be able to learn about the history of this shipwreck. The experience will be made more impactful with testimonials from Eastland Disaster survivors and responders.

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