Deep Oceans

Years 3-10, Self-guided program

Australian Museum
Large Anglerfish model from Deep Oceans
Image: Australian Museum
Source: Australian Museum and Questacon

The Deep Oceans exhibition contains real animal specimens collected from deep ocean environments, interactive interpretive exhibits and displays of equipment used by scientists to study this fascinating habitat.

Your students will investigate:

  • How do living things cope with the high pressure, cold temperatures and darkness?
  • What do we understand about how animals find food and reproductive partners under these conditions?
  • What threatens deep ocean habitats today?
  • What myths and monsters have been inspired by deep ocean creatures over time?
  • Deep oceans are the largest habitat on Earth, but why are they less understood than the surface of Mars? 
  • How has technology enabled humans to dive to depths once thought impossible?

This exhibition was developed by the Australian Museum and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.


Term 4, 2014 and Term 1, 2015
Available from 27 October 2014 to 10 April 2015
Monday–Friday, 10:00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm

Session duration: 60 minutes
Maximum 60 students per session
Cost: $3.30 per student plus education service fee