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Exploration Stations

Museum Collections

Encounter specimens from the Museum's collections that come from different layers of the oceans.

Reading Nook

Discover the oceans' layers through stories in this cozy reading nook for younger visitors.

In Search of Earth's Secrets

Step inside a 45-foot inflated replica of the JOIDES Resolution research vessel to see a video installation featuring great stories of scientific discovery through ocean drilling.

Swimming with Giants in 360

Meet giants of the deep in this virtual reality experience, part of the special exhibition Unseen Oceans.

Little Big Eye Puppets

Create your own hand puppet based on some of the most fascinating animals from across the oceans' layers

Discovering Coral Reefs

Join us for an exploration of incredible coral reef habitats. Find out why corals and the reefs they form are important homes for fishes and many other aquatic animals.