Unseen Oceans

Two female children sit inside a recreated deep-sea Triton submersible
Unseen Oceans takes visitors on a journey to encounter our blue planet as never before.

More than 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans, yet surprisingly little of these vast realms has been explored.

Explore the world’s oceans through the lens of 21st century technology. 


From the oceans' sunlit surfaces to their inky depths, a series of media-rich galleries highlight the latest advances in ocean exploration, the researchers and technologies behind them, and the mysteries that remain.

Key Questions

  • What are the physical characteristics of the ocean?
  • How do scientists study the ocean and the organisms that live there?
  • How is human activity impacting the ocean?



"As this show proves, there is always more to discover."
—The New York Times

"Family-friendly, easy to understand, visually stunning."
—Mommy Poppins


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Unseen Oceans is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).