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Explore 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Voyage To The Deep at The Museum of Discovery & Science

January 31, 2024

“Seas” the day and plunge into the mysteries of the ocean as Voyage to the Deep - Underwater Adventures makes a splash at the Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS) on January 26. Based on Jules Verne’s 1870 classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this traveling exhibit brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine and the mythical world he inhabited. This exhibit, which runs through May 19, is presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

“MODS is thrilled to host Voyage to the Deep - Underwater Adventures, an interactive experience that combines STEM-based education, exploration and entertainment in an imaginative setting - the kind immortalized by Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas and celebrated in popular culture from Jacques Cousteau to the Octonauts,” said Joseph P. Cox, President and CEO of MODS. “The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the surface of our planet and we invite guests of all ages to dive into the wonders of its navigation while celebrating the enduring legacy of Verne's literary masterpiece.”

Jules Verne penned 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas more than 150 years ago, yet the aquatic adventures of Captain Nemo and his Nautilus vessel continue to fascinate readers to this day.

“At Flying Fish, we strive to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation, and this partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum allows us to do just that. Through imaginative technology and masterful storytelling, this exhibit creates a multi-sensory experience that transports guests into a world where exploration and wonder merge seamlessly,” said Jay Brown, Principal and Managing Director of Flying Fish.

At the heart of this extraordinary experience, guests will explore the gigantic Nautilus, an iconic vessel that has captured the imaginations of countless readers and moviegoers. Children and adults alike will have the opportunity to climb aboard this fantastical submersible, where they can delve into its inner workings, take command of its controls, peer through the periscopes, crank the propeller and even test out the bunks that housed Captain Nemo and his crew. Inside Captain Nemo's Cabinet of Curiosities, guests will encounter a trove of wondrous marine specimens, offering a glimpse into the extraordinary biodiversity that exists beneath the waves. Guests won’t want to miss the chance to play the bubbly pipe organ and explore the galley filled with curious and exotic foods that were part of the Nautilus crew's daily life. Designed to provide a range of immersive experiences, the exhibit includes full-body interactions, mechanical and electro-mechanical exhibits, interactive projections, touchscreens and more.

“Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is proud to support the Museum of Discovery and Science and its mission to engage, empower and inspire our future generation of explorers, scientists, educators, authors and more,” said Caitlin Beck Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “With ocean activities comprising such a large part of South Florida’s allure, Voyage to the Deep - Underwater Adventures is the ideal exhibit for children and families in our community.”

For more information about MODS’ Voyage to the Deep - Underwater Adventures, visit: - The traveling exhibit is produced by the Australian National Maritime Museum and toured internationally by Flying Fish.

About Flying Fish
A leading creator of traveling exhibits, Flying Fish collaborates with top museums and science centers to produce extraordinary and influential experiences. Our exhibitions have impacted millions of guests, from Melbourne to New York, generating sustainable income for their clients and inspiring fans worldwide. For Museums. By Museums. For more information, please visit:

About the Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian National Maritime Museum is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibits, research and archaeology. The museum presents a changing program of stimulating exhibits and events to share Australia’s maritime history and connect the stories, objects, people and places that are part of our country’s narrative. We welcome over 850,000 guests annually including families, interstate and international tourists. Connecting with audiences outside of Sydney, interstate and across regional Australia is a big part of what we do. Our diverse touring exhibits give regional communities the chance to view and learn more about the fascinating stories behind the National Maritime Collection. For more information, please visit:

About the Museum of Discovery and Science
Founded in 1976 as the Discovery Center, today the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is at the forefront of science education, innovation and exploration. MODS connects people to inspiring science, providing STEM education and cultural experiences for 450,000+ guests annually in the 150,000 sq. ft. facility. MODS is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for three decades (only 3% of science museums are accredited for excellence and leadership in the field). In the past year, MODS has added to that distinction by being named Broward’s Hub for Resilience Education by the Board of the Community Foundation of Broward, selected by the LEGO Foundation as one of only 15 museums nationwide to join the Playful Learning Museum Network and awarded the prestigious 2023 IMLS National Medal for Museum Service.

The Museum celebrates diversity and welcomes guests from all walks of life. The Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. MODS is located downtown at 401 Southwest Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, please visit: - Or call: (954) 467-MODS (6637).

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