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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

April 2–July 24, 2022

extreme deep - black submarine diving into blue ocean with turquoise light

extreme deep - black submarine diving into blue ocean with turquoise light

Explore the mysteries of the deep sea, discover creatures no one knew existed until recently and experience the technology that allows scientists to travel to the bottom of the ocean in Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss. Newly discovered life forms, bubbling thermal vents, close-up views of compact research submersibles as well as shipwrecks including Titanic, are among the attractions in this adventure developed in collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Visitors will learn about the geological forces deep within the earth and how superheated water erupting from deep vents support newly discovered life forms. The sun doesn’t penetrate the water at these depths, yet seafloor inhabitants thrive in total darkness thanks to a unique life support system. Extreme Deep reveals the secrets of the ocean and enriches our understanding of our connection to it.

All exhibits are included with the purchase of a general admission ticket.

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Current members, check out the Members’ Guide for more information about your admission benefits.