Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

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Dive into the ocean depths this summer! This interactive exhibition highlights the adventure of deep-sea exploration and discovery.

Children of all ages will love exploring life at the bottom of the sea. With multiple interactives using modern technology, visitors will learn firsthand about the geologic forces deep within the earth and the magnificent engineering feats of Mother Nature.

Interactive activities allow guests to become a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) pilot and investigate a model of the Titanic’s deck; step inside a full scale mock-up of the interior of Alvin and use a joystick to explore a worm colony; operate Alvin’s robotic arm to pick up lava rocks and clams from the sea floor; examine other-worldly creatures; and so much more.

LED lighting and wall projections create an an immersive environment that set the mood to travel down deep where there is no sunlight. As visitors move through the gallery, lighting will make it seem as if they are traveling deeper and deeper underwater. Deep sea discoveries will be projected onto the walls to further create the feeling of traveling to the deep.

EXTREME DEEP brings the mysteries of the oceans’ greatests depths to the surface. This exhibition teaches guests about biology, chemistry, geology, history, exploration and the critical role that technology plays in understanding our world and its future.

Create your own sea dwelling colony

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge poster

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Showtimes vary.


Explore the sunken RMS Titanic

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Who will be crowned the ROV Challenge Champion?

Build a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) and use it to compete in daring challenges!

Gather your friends and families and join us the last Saturday of each month this summer for ROV Challenges. Discover the world of underwater exploration technology while building remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs). Use those ROVs to compete in various challenges and see who will be crowned the ROV Challenge Champion.

Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. Walk-up registration will be available if space permits.

Dates:  6/27, 7/25, 8/29
Time:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Price:  $15 Members/$20 non-members

**Families of 3 or more receive a 25% discount. To receive the discount, call Jane Jones, reservations coordinator, at (757) 591-7745.**

  June 27

  July 25

  August 29

EXTREME DEEP is a traveling exhibition presented by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


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