September 11, 2017
Among the most accomplished and well known of the world’s deep-sea explorers, Dr. Robert Ballard is best known for his historic discovery of the R.M.S. Titanic, as well as his discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world. During his long career he has conducted more than 150 deepsea expeditions using the latest in exploration technology. In 2003, President George W. Bush presented him with the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal in the Oval Office of the White House. He is currently a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.
Join us at the Reagan Library on Monday, September 11 as Dr. Ballard shares stories about his discoveries with our audience. This event is free to attend, however reservations are required.
If you haven’t seen it already, we recommend arriving early and touring through our Titanic exhibit (the exhibit closes at 5:00 p.m. every day). As the event with Dr. Ballard is a free event, admission into the Reagan Library and Museum is not included and would need to be purchased at our front admissions desk upon arrival. Our 10,000 square foot exhibition is a fascinating look at Titanic, combining real artifacts with the real stories of the people onboard the ill-fated ship. This new exhibit tells the story of the unsinkable ship in a way no museum has done before. For more information on the exhibit, please see the Titanic Exhibit.