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September 23, 2023 –- January 7, 2024


Suit up and dive into the engaging international traveling undersea exhibition Voyage to the Deep! The exhibit tells the story of underwater exploration and adventure based on Jules Verne’s classic 1870 novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Designed for families and children from pre-school to middle school, visitors to Voyage to the Deep will engage with both the fantasy of the novel and the facts of today, exploring Verne’s imaginary world and the real-life wonders of the oceans. 

Voyage to the Deep is family-friendly and highly interactive. Kids can role-play as a submarine captain, encountering all kinds of sea creatures, transporting them into a new world through an immersive exhibit experience, engaging displays and tabletops, and hands-on activities.

Voyage to the Deep gives visitors the exciting opportunity to join in the undersea odyssey. Guests can climb aboard and explore the five-part interactive Nautilus submarine, which includes a bridge, control room, salon, living quarters, and engine room. Adventurers can tap out a melody on the pipe organ aboard the vessel, but be careful not to strike the wrong key or something unexpected might happen! Guests may find themselves scaling the escape hatch and sliding away from the submarine to escape the giant squid!

Release your inner explorer and encounter topics in maritime archaeology, marine habitats and deep-sea environments, submarine technology, and more. Delve into the belly of a mighty shark and investigate the surprising objects the apex predator has swallowed. Venture through the Kelp Forest and meet the various marine creatures that reside within the exhibit. Wander through the Octopus Garden or Crack the Code using the ancient alphabet from the sunken city of Atlantis.

Voyage to the Deep brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine and the mythical world he inhabited. The exhibition is designed to provide a range of interactive experiences including: full-body interactions, mechanical and electro-mechanical exhibits, interactive projections, and touchscreens.

Voyage to the Deep was developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum and is toured internationally by Flying Fish.


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