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Deep Oceans Exhibition at Scienceworks

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by Nicole Moraleda (subscribe)
Melbourne University Arts graduate, freelance writer and photographer.
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Dive in and come face to face with the monsters of the deep
Vampire Squid. Dragonfish. Sea Mouse. Fangtooth. They may sound like fictitious creatures from a horror movie, but they are very much real and you can find them all at Scienceworks' new Deep Oceans exhibition.

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Photo credit: Philip Smith, Photosmith

This hands-on exhibition allows visitors to take a fascinating journey 4000 meters below sea level and discover the weird and wonderful creatures that lurk deep in the ocean, with interactive displays, models and real specimens.

In addition, Scienceworks has installed a virtual dome aquarium inside the exhibition, featuring footage taken from the shallow waters of Port Phillip Bay as a contrasting local ocean environment closer to the surface.

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The 'Underwater Backyard' virtual aquarium. Photo credit: Philip Smith, Photosmith

The Deep Oceans exhibition is recommended for ages 5 and up. For younger explorers, there is a Deep Oceans Kids' Trail that follows the eight Octonauts characters on a special adventure through the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display until April 12 and is open daily from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Entry costs $6 for adults, $5 for concessions and $4.50 for children, plus museum entry.

Bookings are recommended especially on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. To book, call 131102 or book online at
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When: 25 October - 12 April 2015
Phone: 13 11 02
Where: Scienceworks
Cost: $6 adult, $5 concession and $4.50 children, plus museum entry.
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