Exhibition

Voyage to the Deep

Underwater Adventures

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

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  • About

    About

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    About the exhibition


    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!

    Voyage to the Deep will take you under the ocean where you can:

    • dress up and explore a shipwreck
    • get lost in a forest of giant kelp, and
    • take the controls of our fantasy submarine

    You’ll also find out about ghost nets, aquanauts and marine snow. See the school of jellyfish made from fishing line, feel the weight of deep-sea diving boots and decide whether you could live and work under water. 

    Voyage to the Deep was inspired 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, a fantastical novel written by Jules Verne almost 150 years ago. It’s been made into several films and still excites kids into dressing up as Captain Nemo and raising the periscope aboard a submarine named Nautilus.

    Explore Verne’s imaginary, mythical world with us as well as learn real facts about the oceans today.

    ‘You will not regret the time spent aboard my vessel. You are going to travel through a wonderland. Astonishment and stupefaction will probably be your normal state of mind.’
    - Captain Nemo


    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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    Exhibition partners

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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 2016 and 2017, please email agaffikin@anmm.gov.au


    Exhibition Touring Dates and Venues

    To be confirmed.


    Other touring exhibitions

    We've developed a diverse range of travelling exhibitions that range in scale from highly mobile, cost-effective and ready-to-hang picture shows through to smart, modular-designed and interactive 3D exhibitions developed primarily for family audiences.

    Visit our Touring Exhibitions page to see what else is on tour or how you can make a booking for your venue.

  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

  • 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

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