Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

Exhibition Name:
Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

EXTREME DEEP: Mission to the Abyss Mission to the Abyss offers opportunities for hands-on exploration of life at the bottom of the sea. Presented in collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, EXTREME DEEP is an interactive exhibit that highlights the adventure of deep-sea exploration and discovery. EXTREME DEEP depicts the mysteries of the ocean's greatest depths. Newly discovered life forms, thermal vents, close-up views of deep-sea research submersibles, and shipwrecks, including the Titanic, are among the attractions in this deep-sea adventure. Visitors will observe firsthand the technology that has allowed men and women to travel to the ocean floor. Visitors can fly a remotely operated vehicle over a model of the Titanic's deck. They can also test their skill at manipulating Alvin's robotic arm by picking up lava rocks and clams from the sea floor while peering through a recreation of Alvin's four-inch viewport window. It's not as easy as it looks! Geologic forces deep within the earth drive the great crustal plates of our planet, building seafloor features that create hydrothermal vents. Researchers study the process firsthand in WHOI's submersible Alvin, or using other tools like the remotely operated vehicle JASON and autonomous underwater vehicles ABE and REMUS. EXTREME DEEP brings the sea floor to the surface in an amazing display that illustrates the magnificent engineering feats of Mother Nature, such as the building of enormous "black smokers" that spew mineral-rich fluid into the ocean supporting life vastly different from that flourishing on land or shallow water.

Science & Technology
Primarily Consists of:
Hands-On Activities
Call for Pricing
3,000 square feet
Venue duration:
3 months
Tour ongoing. Available to tour internationally.
Special Requirements:

Minimum ceiling height of 10 feet; climate control; standard electrical supply.

Previous Venues:

Science Museum Boston
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
OMSI Liberty Science Center
NC State Museum of Natural Science
Museo Technologico
Philadelphia Academy of Science
US Space & Rocket Center
Space Center Houston
St. Louis Science Center
Nauticus Nat. Maritime Aquarium
Great Lakes Science Center
ScienceCity @ Union Station
Maritime Aquarium
Rocky Mount Children's Museum
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Museo Tecnologico
Museum of Discovery
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Science Expo Center
The Wildlife Experience
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
North Carolina Arboretum
Museum of Science & Technology
Mariner's Museum
Neville Public Museum of Brown County
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Adventure Science Center
Memphis Pink Palace Museum
International Museum of Arts & Sciences
Boone County Public Library
Gail Borden Public Library
Sloan Museum

Christi Klingelhefer
7979 Broadway, Suite 107
San Antonio, TX, 78209

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