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March 12, 2018 through January 06, 2019
American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side
$28; $22.50 seniors and students; $16.50 children
Visitors to Unseen Oceans will embark on a journey that takes them from the oceans’ sunlit surface to inky depths as they discover the latest in ocean science and encounter the researchers and technologies powering exploration today. Explore a series of circular, media-rich galleries that will showcase a range of marine ecosystems and introduce a new generation of scientists who are using cutting-edge research tools and developing new methods to explore the oceans top to bottom. Hghlights include:
A 180-degree, high-resolution screen where life-sized 3D animations of ocean giants including blue whales, giant squid, and great white sharks swim by visitorsMicroscope stations to view live rotifers (a type of zooplankton)A suspended display of biofluorescent species—showing the diversity of undersea animals that absorb and re-emit lightA virtual ride in a submersible into the shadowy depths and a photo-op station at a full-size model of a Triton subAn interactive media installation featuring schooling fish that react to visitors’ movementsA magnetic sand table with a dynamic live projection where young visitors can learn about ocean topography by digging trenches and forming islandsLive marine animals including iridescent, bioluminescent comb jellies as well as seahorses, pipefishes, and chain catsharks whose vivid fluorescence was only recently discovered
Address: Central Park West and 79th Street
Upper West Side, NY 10024
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