At National Geographic visitors can see "Elwood," one of the actual little remotes used to weave in and out of the wreck.
National Geographic's Titanic exhibition is certainly better for the admission value ($8 vs. $22, converted) than the disappointing, new and much larger museum in Belfast, Ireland which is practically nothing more than a tame indoor amusement ride and visuals upon walls. (Unless you are in the construction business.) More about it later.
"Explorer-in-residence" and the director of the movie who has made more than 30 dives to the shipwreck, James Cameron, tells a fascinating story about investigating the Titanic's remains in "Ghostwalking in Titanic." Robert Ballard discovered the shipwreck in 1985.
For excellent photos and present-day interior scenes of the sunken ship, visit National Geographic's website.
What: Titanic: 100 Year Obsession
When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily through September 9, 2012
Where: National Geographic, 17th and M streets, NW, Washington, D.C.
Admission: Adults: $8; seniors, military, students: $6; children ages 5-12, $4; school and youth groups, under age 18, no charge. Purchase tickets here.
Closest Metro station: Farragut West or Farragut North
For more information: 800-647-5463