Real Pirates Exhibit

by David L on February 6, 2014

Get ready to walk the plank as National Geographic’s exhibit ‘Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship’ open at the San Diego Natural History Museum on Feb 8th.

Showcasing more than two hundred artefacts recovered from the ocean floor Real Pirates tells the true story of the Whydah – a real pirate ship that sank around 300 years ago near Cape Cod. The exhibit features treasure chests of coins and gold, jewels, weapons like cannons, pistols, and knives and a model of the actual ship that visitors can board. The ship was discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford in 1984 and he is still keenly excavating the wreck site and brings new treasures to the surface every year.

The tickets are priced from $15-$27. Real Pirates tickets include general admission to the museum and access to all other exhibitions on view along with unlimited 2D and 3D films in the Museum’s giant screen theatre. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Date: Feb 8-Sep 28

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