Exhibition „The Secrets of Ancient Sea“ will be open until autumn

01. March 2018

Thanks to great interest of the museum visitors, the exhibition “The Secrets of Ancient Sea” will be open until the end of September. Last year the exhibition brought record-breaking amount of visitors to the Estonian Museum of Natural History.

“We are very glad that the exhibition has been welcomed so well by the museum visitors. It’s great to see that we have found an attractive way to introduce geology and we were able to bring fossils to life,” says one of the curators Sander Olo.

“Without a doubt a big part of the exhibition is carried out by video installations and the decision to do so proved itself,” says Olo. “We had about 7000 visitors with the first opening month and that was a record for us. It also inspired us to take a step further and so we created the virtual reality movie to go with the exhibition. Today we can say that about 70 000 museum visitors have seen the exhibition and because of that record-breaking interest we decided to showcase the exhibition longer than originally planned,” says Sander Olo.

The exhibition and virtual reality movie "The Secrets of Ancient Sea" invites you to partake in a journey through time covering half a billion years to the present in the Estonian seabed, showcasing the movement of Estonian areas, the plants and animals that have lived here and changes in climate.

The exhibition is opened until 30 September 2018.

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