Water: H2O=Life

This exhibition examines the beauty and essential nature of our planet’s lifeblood, giving visitors a firsthand experience of the power and importance of water in nature and in our daily lives. Through engaging interactives and immersive environments, Water illuminates many questions related to humanity’s sustainable management and use of this life-giving, but finite, resource. Artifacts and models reveal the diverse cultural and spiritual aspects of water, including the role water has played in the rise of civilizations around the world. Visitors will be introduced to ideas and tools to encourage and empower them to do their part in protecting and conserving our planet's water.

Water: H2O = Life is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, São Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Singapore Science Centre with PUB Singapore.



“It is impossible to enter…and not feel excitement at its possibilities  —The New York Times

“The combination of textures and sounds is both arresting and transporting” —Philly.com

“A wet and wonderful telling of the many ways water is essential to our lives and our world” —Examiner.com

Exhibition Information

Venue Gallery Size:

7,000 – 8,000 ft2

(650 – 750 m2)


Venue Ceiling Height:

12 ft recommended

(3.6 m)


Conservation & Security Requirements:

Low security. High operational maintenance requirements.


Standard Rental Length: 

16 weeks


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Educator’s Guide