The Florida Aquarium is making waves as the first aquarium in the United States to host the Ocean Decade Exhibition, a poignant and vibrant global art showcase aimed at raising awareness about the importance of the ocean. Not only that, but the aquarium is also the first venue to host the exhibition’s digital version, making it even more accessible to visitors.
The Ocean Decade Exhibition highlights the 7 Principles of Ocean Literacy through unique and thought-provoking digital works of art, with the goal of inspiring greater ocean knowledge and conservation. Visitors can immerse themselves in this awe-inspiring exhibition at the CIBC Aquatic Lounge, located on the aquarium’s second floor. The artwork is vividly displayed on large digital screens, punctuated with key messages on the central importance of the ocean.
Through a series of animated displays and visual storytelling, guests will discover and learn about unique perspectives of life underwater and reflect on the ocean’s crucial role in sustaining life on Earth. The Ocean Decade Exhibition is included in the price of general admission, making it an accessible and educational experience for everyone.
This innovative concept was conceived by Richard Vevers’ The Ocean Agency, a non-profit organization famous for the award-winning Netflix Original Documentary, Chasing Coral. In partnership with Adobe and The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), The Ocean Decade Exhibition is an official contribution to the UN Ocean Decade.
The Ocean Agency and Adobe engaged The Florida Aquarium, a leader in ocean conservation, to be the first of what will be many important opportunities to connect with people around the world and emphasize the importance of our oceans. Adobe created the experience with original illustrations and designed displays with animated artworks from their creator community.
Visitors to The Florida Aquarium will not only be mesmerized by the beauty of the ocean’s creatures but also leave with a deeper appreciation of the importance of ocean conservation. The Ocean Decade Exhibition is a must-see attraction, showcasing the power of art to raise awareness and inspire change.