Exhibition

Voyage to the Deep

Underwater Adventures

A boy takes the wheel of an interactive submarine at the Voyage to the Deep exhibition.

Dive into an underwater themed adventure aboard a fantastical submarine the Nautilus. Kids can take up the controls, peer through periscopes and play tunes on a bubbly pipe organ.

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  • About

    About

    Opens Wednesday 14 December 2016

    Release your inner aquanaut!

    Popular interactive exhibition Voyage to the Deep returns to the maritime museum this summer for the school holidays.

    Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine and the mythical world he inhabited.

    At the centre of this fantasy world is the giant Nautilus where kids can climb aboard and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea submersible…they can take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscopes, crank the propeller, test out the bunks and explore Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities full of wonderful marine specimens. There’s even a bubbly pipe organ to play and a galley full of strange foods to discover!

    Kids can then slip on a dive suit and venture through the world below the waves including the octupus’ garden with its giant clam shell, a giant squid to slide down and then wander through the maze of sea weed in the kelp forest. They can also hunt for treasure in the wreck of the Spanish galleon or explore the lost world of Atlantis.

    This family exhibition for children under 12 encourages learning through interaction. It’s a hands-on experience with opportunities to touch, explore and play. We’ve even written a special Guide for Grown Ups!

    Exhibition produced by The Australian National Maritime Museum.

    Awards

    Winner - Certificate of Recognition (Best Scenography for a Temporary Exhibition), International Design & Communication Awards (Paris)

    See a real submarine

    The Australian National Maritime Museum also has a real submarine, HMAS Onslow, located just outside the main entrance.

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  • Tour dates

    Tour dates

    This family exhibition for children under 12 encourages learning through interaction. It’s a hands on experience with opportunities to touch, explore and play. Voyage to the Deep was inspired 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, a fantastical novel written by Jules Verne almost 150 years ago. Explore Verne’s imaginary, mythical world with us as well as learn real facts about the oceans today.

    Available for bookings in 2017.

    Exhibition Touring Dates and Venues

    Puke Ariki Museum Library and Visitor Centre 
    21 May - 16 October 2016

    Western Australian Maritime Museum
    May - August 2017

  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    A young girl playing the pipe organ within the Voyage to the Deep exhibition A young girl in costume playing on the submarine control interactive within the Voyage to the Deep exhibition A young girl playing with the floor interactive in Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA young boy using the magnifying interactive in the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA photo of the entry to the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA view of the submarine Nautilus within the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA view of the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionThe pipe organ within the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA young boy playing with a touchscreen interactive within the Voyage to the Deep exhibition
  • Kids Craft

    Kids Craft

    Have fun at home with these easy craft activities and printable downloads for children.

    Kids Craft Ideas

     Carrot submarine

    A carrot submarine

     

    In this activity you’ll get to the root of how submarines work.

     Craft picture of a home made bottle fish

     A bottle fish

     

    Printable instructions on how to make a fish out of a plastic bottle.

     Craft picture of a home made thong starfish

     A thong starfish

     

    Printable instructions with templates on how to create a starfish from old thongs.

     Craft picture of a home made thong fish

     A thong fish

     

    Create a colourful fish made out of old thongs and marine debris.

     Craft picture of a home made rope crab

     A thong crab

     

     Printable instructions with templates to help create a crab made out of thongs

     Craft picture of a home made rope octopus

     A rope and net octopus

     

    Instructions on how to make your own sculptural octopus using fishing net and rope.

     Craft picture of a home made rope coral

     Rope wrapped corals

     

    Printable instructions on how to make your own sculptural rope wrapped corals