Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss opens June 18 
at the Delaware Museum of Natural History 
Wilmington, DE – Coming to the Delaware Museum of Natural History from June 18 to September 5, 2016, Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss is an interactive exhibit highlighting the adventure of deep-sea exploration and discovery through hands-on exploration of life at the bottom of the sea.
Extreme Deep submerges visitors in a deep undersea world that until only recently, no one knew existed. Among the attractions in this deep-sea adventure are newly discovered life forms, thermal vents, and close-up views of deep-sea research submersibles as well as shipwrecks including Titanic.
Museum visitors can join fellow explorers in an interior replica of the submersible Alvin’s personnel sphere, which they can operate to simulate a dive to depths of up to three miles. They can fly a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) over a model of the Titanic’s deck. They can also test their skill at manipulating Alvin’s robotic arm by picking up lava rocks and clams from the seafloor while peering through a re-creation of Alvin’s four-inch viewport window.

Extreme Deep is presented by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the largest non-profit ocean science research institution in the world. Locally, Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss is sponsored by DuPont, with additional support provided by Artisans’ Bank and CSC.

WHAT: Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19807
DATE: June 18 – September 5, 2016
TIME: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: $9 for adults, $7 for children (3-17), $8 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger. Free for Museum members.
MORE INFO: Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111
About the Delaware Museum of Natural History
As the only natural history museum in the state, the Delaware Museum of Natural History opened its doors in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. The Museum houses Delaware’s only permanent dinosaur display, surrounded by exhibits of mammals, shells, and other specimens from around the world. The museum cares for world-renowned scientific collections of mollusks and birds, including one of the top-fifteen mollusk collections in the United States. For more information about the Delaware Museum of Natural History, visit our webpage at delmnh.org, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
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