Field Trips

 Limited Time Exhibition

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition explores one of mans most advanced creations that resulted in one of the greatest tragedies of the century. The exhibition presents an in-depth look at class separation, luxury of the early 19th century and the resulting effect the tragedy had on the world. Experience the unprecedented opportunity of artifacts from the wreckage of the Titanic being shown for the first time in Arizona.

We invite you and your school group to visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and discover how to enlighten, inform and inspire your students to learn about innovation, history and humanity.

Comprehensive Teacher’s Guides are available for elementary, middle, and high school levels with experiential classroom activities aligned with local academic content standards.

Field Trips

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS

OVERVIEW

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition welcomes preschool through 12th grade public, private, charter, and homeschool students, camps, scout programs, and recreation centers. School tours can be self-guided tours that take 1-1.5 hours or upgraded to a guided tour (see below for more information). No outside food or drink is permitted inside the exhibition hall and there is not a place to store your lunches. Field trips can be scheduled any day with arrival times between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Please call 480-291-5084 if you have any questions.

Group Sizes

Minimum group size is 15. Maximum group size is 75 per 15-minute entry time. Groups may have larger numbers but must stagger their entry times by at least 15 minutes.

COST

Discounted price for school tours is $9.95 plus tax ($10.75) per student. Chaperones are no charge within the appropriate ratio.

Student ratio is one adult chaperone for every five students (1:5) for preschool thru 2nd grade. For 3rd thru 12th grade, student ratio is two adult chaperones for every fifteen students (2:15). Chaperones within this ratio are included at no cost. Part of these included chaperones needs to be teachers and aides and the remainder can be parents. Any additional adults are welcome to join at the discounted rate of $9.95 plus tax ($10.75) each, but must prepay the school to receive the discounted price. Any additional chaperones who do not prepay with the school will be required to pay the regular admission price. Bus Drivers are admitted at no cost.

Admission is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation. Payment methods are school purchase order, credit card, school check, or cash. The purchase order is due 48-hours prior to the date of the field trip.

Lead teacher who is checking in must bring the completed check-in sheet and make final payment at the ticket window for all students and chaperones.

Plan Your Visit

  • Review, download, and use our age-customized Educational Curriculum with your students
  • Assign each student to a designated chaperone: Create a list of chaperones and the students they will be responsible for during the field trip. Add the cell phone number of each chaperone to the list.
  • Go over Student Expectations & Chaperone Expectations: Please make sure that the students and chaperones understand the expectations of them during the field trip.
  • Contact Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition if you are running late: Call 480-291-5084 and ask for the group coordinator.
  • Call 480-291-5084 when you are about 15-20 minutes away: This will enable our guest relations representatives to know to be looking for your bus to arrive so they can meet you.
  • Student Drop Off: For student drop off, buses should take the 101 and get off the Via de Ventura exit and head East. The bus should turn left into the parking lot from Via de Ventura by Butterfly Wonderland. Take an immediate left and go past the valet parking area and OdySea Aquarium Exhibit hall loading dock area and around the back of the OdySea Exhibit hall. Buses should stop between OdySea Exhibit hall and Beach Club to unload.
  • Bus Parking: After dropping off the students, buses should continue around the OdySea in the Desert complex and park in the far northeastern parking lot.
  • Student Pick Up: Buses should pick up students at the same location where they dropped them off, making sure the door is by the sidewalk so students may safely board the bus.
  • All students and chaperones should be at the bus pick-up area between OdySea Aquarium Exhibit hall and Beach Club 15-minutes before you need to leave so you have enough time to ensure everyone is accounted for and loaded onto the bus.
  • Students should form a single file line behind their chaperones.
  • Students should sit on the benches if they need to wait for the bus to arrive.
  • From the bus drop-off the lead chaperone should head upstairs to the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition box office to complete payment, get tickets and entrance instructions.
  • Please inform the Guest Relations Specialist what your lunch plans are and what time you need the students to load the bus.
  • Additional chaperones will go to the ticketing counter to purchase their tickets and will then rejoin the group.
  • Field trips that are self-guided will be able to interact with a Guest Relations/Education Specialist to help the students learn about the exhibits.
  • Elevators are available for students with wheelchairs or disabilities and for young students who cannot use the escalator safely.
  • The self-guided tour should take approximately 1-1.5 hours to see the exhibits and read all educational graphics.
  • Students are required to stay with their assigned chaperone at all times, but each student/chaperone group may travel as their own unit and meet the rest of the group at the conclusion of their experience.
  • Encourage the students to spend a minimum of 2-5 minutes at each exhibit so they can observe and learn. Have them notice at least 3 aspects about each exhibit.
  • If students rush past exhibits, it will make it so they do not learn even a fraction of what the experience has to offer and will put them at the end of the tour too early.
  • No outside food is allowed to be eaten inside of the exhibition hall. If you have a student who is diabetic or has other medical issues, please let us know what accommodations need to be made.
  • We do not have space for lunchbox or backpack storage inside the exhibit hall. Student lunches should remain on the bus or in cars until the end of the field trip. Alternately, students and chaperones may carry the lunches in a backpack.
  • We encourage students to eat before or after the field trip.
  • The outside courtyard area can be used for eating snacks/lunches. Please make sure students are respectful, properly dispose of their trash, and clean up the area where they ate.
  • There are several restaurants at OdySea in the Desert, including Pangea Grill, Humble Pie, The View/Modern Grove, Coffee Cove, Frozen Penguin Ice Cream, Nekter Juice Bar, and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
  • We recommend that groups who wish to bring their own lunches visit one of the nearby parks.
    • Agua Linda Park – (northwest corner of Pima & McDonald) 8732 E. McDonald, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    • McCormick Railroad Park – (southeast corner of Scottsdale Rd & Indian Bend Rd) 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (1.7 miles west of the 101 Loop, exit Indian Bend)
  • School groups will exit out the gift shop.
  • Please have a class discussion before your field trip about proper behavior inside the gift shop.
  • All students must be properly supervised while visiting the gift shop.
  • The outside courtyard area is part of OdySea in the Desert and can be used for eating snacks/lunches.
  • There is a snack bar that sells food items. It is not guaranteed that the snack bar will be open during the time of your visit.
  • The outside courtyard is a public area and cannot be reserved, but is available on a first come, first seated basis.
  • Please make sure students are respectful, properly dispose of their trash, and clean up area where they ate.
  • Teachers and chaperones are responsible for their group’s behavior while using the courtyard area.
  • Teachers & chaperones must ensure that students are not throwing things, or running or jumping across the planters, fountains, or stage.
  • Students need to use quiet inside voices. The acoustics inside the exhibit hall tend to make the sounds echo & reverberate.
  • Students need to use walking feet.
  • Benches and ledges are not for climbing or standing on.
  • Railings are not for playing on, swinging from, or doing flips. The flooring underneath is concrete and creates a liability issue. It also creates a safety issue for other guests.
  • Once all attendees have checked-in, they will be given a brief overview of the rules and layout of the exhibit hall. At times, the introduction will be given outside or on the bus, depending on weather and group size. It would be helpful if you go over these rules with the students before they arrive as well.
  • Students are required to stay with their assigned chaperone at all times.
  • Chaperones must be attentive to and responsible for their assigned students.
  • Photography is not permitted inside the exhibit hall.
  • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition photographers might be taking pictures during your field trip, please let us know if there are students who are not allowed to be photographed.
  • Please be aware that photos might be used for marketing purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Exhibition may not be photographed. However, we have developed a catalog with photographs of the specimens and detailed descriptions of them. Additionally, images of the Exhibition are available on our Facebook page.

The Ship was built for several reasons. It was intended to be a cargo ship as much as a luxury ocean liner. The “RMS” in RMS Titanic stands for “Royal Mail Ship.” Titanic carried British mail to the United States. Besides mail, it also carried general cargo and frozen meat from America since at the time Europe could not produce enough livestock to meet its own needs.

Titanic was 882 feet, 8 inches long, 92 feet, 6 inches in breadth. Her designed waterline was 34 feet, 7 inches above the keel. At that waterline, Titanic weighed 52,310 tons or 112,124,499 pounds. The Ship’s hull and superstructure contained 4,632,800 cubic feet (46,328 gross tons) of space. Of that, 2,1183,100 cubic feet (21,831 net tons) were used to make money by carrying passengers or cargo.

There were 2,228 passengers on Titanic: 342 in First Class, 284 in Second Class, 710 in Third Class, and 910 crewmembers.

At the time of the sinking, the Ship’s crew consisted of 885 men and women divided between three departments.

  • The Deck Department
  • The Engine Department
  • The Victualling or “Passenger Care” Department
    • Not included in this list are the eight members of the Ship’s band who were technically from another company and traveled under second-class tickets

Titanic was constructed by the shipbuilding firm of Harland & Wolff at their Queen’s Island Works in Belfast, Ireland.

Titanic’s wreck site is located 963 miles northeast of New York and 453 miles southeast of the Newfoundland coastline. Titanic lies 2.5 miles beneath the ocean surface, where the pressure is 6,000 pounds per square inch.

The last living survivor, Millvina Dean, recently passed away on May 31, 2009 as the oldest survivor of Titanic at age 97.

Sadly, even if the technology existed to raise it from the seabed, the wreck is far too fragile to withstand lifting and transportation.

The location of the wreck was discovered by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S./French expedition on September 1, 1985 at 1:05 a.m.

While the circumstances of the Titanic are tragic, this exhibition is meant to present an inside look to the past and give an understanding of the technology advancements made during this time. We recommend that children attend the Exhibition with a teacher or parent as an adult guide. We feel strongly that the Exhibition offers a rare family experience: a golden opportunity to open the eyes of visitors of all ages. The Exhibition has a special children’s audio tour available, as well as four age-specific teacher’s guides from elementary to post-graduate levels.

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MAKE A RESERVATION

  • School Information

  • Your Contact Information

  • School Payment Administrator

    School/district administrator or assistant in charge of purchase orders, invoicing, and payment.
  • Trip Information

  • $9.95 plus tax each (preschool through 12th grade)
  • $9.95 plus tax each (preschool through 12th grade)
  • $9.95 plus tax each (preschool through 12th grade)
  • $19.95 plus tax each
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    Select an entry time between 9am and 3pm
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    Select an entry time between 9am and 3pm
    If payment is by check no refund will be given.

Please note that a TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition representative will contact you to coordinate your reservation.

Due to the number of requests, please allow 5-7 business days for a representative to get back to you to confirm the date.

To reserve your field trip, please fill out the Field Trip Reservation Request Form above. Once we receive this form, you will be sent confirmation and payment details. Tours are expected to take 1-1.5 hours or more.

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