OMSI ‘Challenging the Deep’ exhibition closes soon

INCLUDES VIDEO | If you still haven’t heard, see why outer East Portland people who have are visiting this, the latest exhibition at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry …

One of two popular exhibits are now on display at OMSI all summer long is the recently opened “James Cameron – Challenging the Deep.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

In late spring, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) opened a substantial exhibition called The World of Leonardo da Vinci.

For those who haven’t yet seen it – the exhibit closes September 25 – doing so now is a reason to visit OMSI. An additional reason is a brand new exhibition, “James Cameron – Challenging the Deep”, which opened in June.

Watch, and see the size and scope of this fascinating exhibition:

Although it’s in a smaller hall at the museum, the space given it is large enough to immerse visitors in an underwater environment – without getting damp – using large-screen projection, artifacts, and specimens from the expeditions of the Academy Award-winning director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron.

A guest checks out a full-scale model of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER underwater vehicle.

Visitors to the exhibit enter through a recreation of a MIR submersible. Inside they’ll see artifacts from Cameron’s personal collection, including some from the design and construction of his DEEPSEA CHALLENGER diving rig.

And, guests can view the original film props and costumes from his hit movies “The Abyss” and “Titanic”, including the iconic Heart of the Ocean” diamond.

Original props and recreations from Cameron’s motion pictures “The Abyss” and “Titanic” are on display at OMSI right now.

Climb in, and experience what it would be like be like dive deep into the ocean in this model of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER pilot sphere.

“We’re excited to showcase how Cameron has merged creative and technical achievements in deep-ocean science, engineering, and exploration,” said OMSI President and CEO Erin Graham.

“James Cameron – Challenging the Deep” will be on display through September 25.

This person is getting a closer look at a “filming model” of the Manta Ship used in making “The Abyss”.

Access to the new exhibit is included in OMSI general museum admission at no extra cost; the da Vinci exhibition does require an additional fee. To learn more, or to purchase tickets online, see their website: CLICK HERE.

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