As many of you know, over Thanksgiving Week I returned to Pigeon Forge and visited Titanic Museum & Attraction again only this time I brought the entire clan. We arrived in Pigeon Forge at 10 a.m and went straight to the Titanic Museum before checking into our hotel. Since my children are 12 year old & 8 years old, i knew they were at a great age to understand the museum and the events that took place aboard the Titanic. My 12 year old daughter was very familiar with the history of Titanic, but my 8 year old was a different story. Although he was familiar with the story, I reminded him that this was a museum and he would be doing a lot of reading, as well as being introduced to objects like artifacts as well as replicas throughout our tour.
Throughout our tour I tried to educate my son on various exhibits within the tour that I thought he would enjoy & could relate to. My son loved the audio tour. The audio tour was instrumental in his experience because it pinpointed specific parts of the tour a younger child can enjoy. I also tried to emphasize on the crew members since everyone had a important job to do within the Titanic, as well as during & after it’s demise. My 8 year old loved shoveling coal into the furnaces and experiencing exactly how cold an iceberg was as well as the water temperature of the Atlantic.
My older daughter did was do a Titanic Scavenger Hunt while touring the museum. We downloaded the information via their website and brought along a copy to make the tour more interactive for her. But the museum was perfect as is for her. She is at a perfect age to enjoy the tour and learn more about each exhibit within the tour. Both agreed that the interactive children’s area was a perfect addition to the tour. By the time the tour was nearing to it’s end, they entered the children’s area and spent at least another hour in that area alone. Interactive games like learning Morse code, knot tying or steering the Captains Wheel was just a few of the activities for children experienced in the interactive area.
In the end the entire family had a great time aboard the Titanic. I think they had a fun, educational experience. My husband & I had a great time as well, but museums are right up our alley so I knew it would be a huge hit for us as well. If your planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, make sure to stop by the Titanic Museum & Attraction. It is affordable prices with a family pass pack of $58.80 for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Tours take about 2 hours depending on your family and have easy access to stop the tour and visit the restroom facilities when needed & is handicapped accessible.
Disclosure: Complimentary tickets were providing me in part of Titanic Museum & Attraction Mom Blogger Program. All opinions are my own & can not be influenced in any way.