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The Senckenberg Nature Museum dives into the deep sea

03.09.2020 | 11:06 Clock | Favorite places
The Senckenberg Nature Museum dives into the deep sea
The Senckenberg Nature Museum dives into the deep sea
The Senckenberg Nature Museum dives into the deep sea

Something is happening at the Senckenberg Nature Museum. As part of the New Museum project, the popular excursion destination will be steadily growing and modernized in the coming years. Another stage towards the New Museum has now been completed with the fascinating themed rooms "Marine Research" and "Deep Sea". These new rooms were actually supposed to be presented to the public in May. But due to the Corona pandemic, the opening unfortunately had to be postponed. But now the time has finally come: From 04 September, visitors can dive into the exciting world of the deep sea.

And there is plenty to see. After all, the deep sea is the largest habitat on Earth - about 50 percent of the entire surface of the Earth lies below 1000 meters depth in the ocean. Despite the extreme living conditions, the deep sea is home to organisms that have adapted in a variety of ways: from giant squid and pelican eels to glowing blue-green brittle stars and the "alarm jellyfish". Magical, eerie and fascinating is this unknown universe. The new exhibition rooms are designed to allow visitors to experience the deep sea with all their senses. Not only the young museum visitors are guaranteed to get wide-eyed. This is not only interesting, but also very atmospheric. You won't want to go back to the surface.

In the new themed room on marine research and technology, visitors can find out how we obtain all the exciting information from the depths of the world's oceans. Visitors learn that scientists explore the almost unknown deep sea with the help of autonomous vehicles and robots and bring amazing things to light. Manned dives into the deep sea are expensive, complex and dangerous. Therefore, deep-sea researchers usually use unmanned equipment. These devices are called "Remotely Operated Vehicles" (ROV) or "Autonomous Underwater Vehicles" (AUV). But the exhibition not only provides information, visitors can become pilots of a deep-sea robot themselves and go on a virtual dive into the depths of the ocean. A great experience that all ages will enjoy. The exhibition will also show the equipment used to explore the oceans and recover organisms, as well as the remarkable results achieved by marine research. Last but not least, the influence of humans on the oceans will be addressed.

In the new themed rooms, it becomes impressively clear where the journey is heading for the Senckenberg Naturmuseum. Four new major areas are being created as part of the New Museum project: Man, Earth, Cosmos and Future. They take visitors on a journey to the beginnings of mankind, to the most exciting places on earth, into the vastness of the universe and illuminate the future of our planet. The museum will present and communicate natural science in an understandable and up-to-date way. The use of fascinating stagings, room-in-room installations and the application of new media is an integral part of the exhibition concepts.

The themed rooms "Marine Research" and "Deep Sea" are located on the 2nd floor of the Nature Museum, which will be dedicated to the "Habitats of the Earth" in the future. Here, a tour is being created along an altitudinal gradient that begins in the deep sea and ends with the high mountains. As the next themed room after "Deep Sea" and "Marine Research", the "Coral Reef" room will open in spring 2021. One can be curious!

More information about the rebuilding plans and the actions in the context of the public fundraising campaign can be found at

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