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AQUA: A Journey into the World of Water


AQUA: A Journey into the World of Water

3 December 2011 - 26 February 2012 

Come and experience a multisensory experience for the whole family with AQUA at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Discover the story of water and its importance in our lives as you are taken through a journey of water installations and visual effects.

Be immersed in an adventure around the world, in which you are both actor and spectator, surrounded by 360 screen projections. And be inspired by the visual spectacle of AQUA to make a pledge to save water for the planet. AQUA is a 30-minute timed show with ANMM guides to take you through this unique experience created by ONE DROP, an initiative of Guy Laliberte, Founder of Cirque du Soleil®.

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Find out more about water in Australia: consumption and management and climate change and its impact.


ONE DROP fights poverty worldwide by supporting access to water and raising awareness of water-related issues. Nearly one billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. To learn more, visit  

About the experience

AQUA is a multisensory experience for the whole family. Through 360° projections, music, visual effects and water installations, participants discover water in an adventure in which they are both actor and spectator.


"AQUA was very inventive, amazing, touching & thought provoking"

"Absolutely fantastic! We had a great day"
Stewart, Latja, Othmar, Monika from Cairns & Switzerland

Bill & Julie from Melbourne

"It was epic!"
10-year-old Nathaniel

"AQUA is visually beautiful & emotive."
@CoffeeMumSwims via Twitter

"Loved the AQUA experience. A 360 degree theatre where the water on the screen reacts to your movements."
@TraceJJohns via Twitter

"Water is a subject bound to divide opinion in the driest continent on earth."
Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Catchment Authority logo with Waratah 

Channel Nine Austereo logo


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