This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Her maiden voyage has been depicted on Broadway, on the big screen and most recently re-imagined in 3D. And now, visitors to the Franklin Institute can behold an exhibition almost three decades in the making.

Titanic's wreck site was discovered in 1985. Since then teams of archaeologists, oceanographers and scientists have conducted countless dives during research and recovery operations.

The showcase spotlights more than 300 legendary artifacts conserved from the Titanic's debris field. The 15,000 square foot exhibition takes visitors on a chronological journey and is designed to focus on the Titanic's compelling human stories by offering visitors a poignant look at the vessel and its passengers.


"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition," is on display through April 7 at the Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia. Tickets: $14.50-$29.


Photos by Emma Lee