3235 W. 76 Country Boulevard
Branson, MO 65616
Titanic Museum Description
As they enter this engaging museum, kids are handed a boarding pass for the ill-fated ship that has the name and class of a real Titanic passenger, plus biographical information and how they spent their last hours before the ship hit the iceberg and sank. More than 400 artifacts from the ship and its passengers are displayed, along with recreations of the first and third class cabins and passageways. The tragedy becomes even more real as kids feel the chill of the 28-degree Atlantic water on that fateful night and touch an iceberg.
Toddlers & Pre-K: The noisy recreation of the coal-fired boiler is fascinating for little ones, who can peek into the fiery space and hear the roar of the engine.
School-Age Kids: The film about the underwater exploration and recovery efforts of the Titanic is fascinating for the school-aged set, as artifacts are shown as they were found and the real explorers are interviewed.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Can they do it? Three different deck displays show how the ship listed before sinking. Kids can try to climb up the decks, angled from 12 to 45 degrees.
- A popular spot. For true history buffs (and fans of the 1997 film), visit right when the museum opens, around theater start times, or in the late afternoon to avoid the crush of visitors (especially during the summer and on holidays).
- Summer reading. Kids with even basic knowledge of the disaster will be amazed by the many wonderful and detailed exhibits.
Just the Facts
Hours: Open daily at 9 a.m.; closing hours vary by season.
Recommended Time: 2 to 4 hours