Is your child is curious about the ocean and its vast, unexplored depths? Do they enjoy learning about how technology leads to new discoveries? Beginning this Saturday at Museum of Discovery, the whole family can get an up close look at the mysteries of the ocean depths.
Developed by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the world’s largest non-profit ocean science research institution, this3,000 square foot interactive exhibit takes visitors through hands-on exploration and discovery into the deep undersea world. Visitors will explore the newly discovered life forms and shipwrecks, including the Titanic. Visitors will also get an up-close look at the ways in which technology is altering how we see the undiscovered depths and be able to explore this technology first hand. For example, you can view the interior replica of the submersible Alvin’s personnel sphere and dive to depths of up to three miles. You can also fly a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) over a model of the Titanic’s deck and so much more.
And if you’re curious about how the ocean is always changing and transforming, you’ll get a chance to see how currents created by superheated water erupting from the vents carry vital nutrients, which support life forms that few have ever dreamed existed. Among the more than 500 newly discovered species are five-feet long tubeworms with bright red heads rich in hemoglobin, “squat lobsters” and giant white clams the size of dinner plates.
Extreme Deep, designed for ages six and older, introduces biology, chemistry, geology, history, exploration and the critical role that technology plays in understanding our world and its future. The exhibit will run through July 29th.
For more information visit the Discovery Museum online by clicking here.
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