Voyage to the Deep at Milwaukee Public Museum

October 11, 2021

Jenny Gross, 414-390-5500

Limited Engagement October 15, 2021 - January 9, 2022

MILWAUKEE — On Friday, October 15, the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is thrilled to welcome the  international traveling exhibition Voyage to the Deep. The exhibit tells a story of underwater exploration and adventure based on Jules Verne’s classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Designed for kids aged 2 - 10, visitors to Voyage to the Deep can engage with both the fantasy of the novel and the facts of today, exploring Verne’s imaginary world and the real-life wonders of the oceans. 

“We are so excited to have Voyage to the Deep in Milwaukee,” said MPM President and CEO Dr. Ellen Censky. “Living in Wisconsin, children do not have as many opportunities to learn about the ocean. This interactive exhibit will enable kids in our community to learn about the deep sea through play and imagination.” 

Voyage to the Deep is family-friendly and highly interactive. Kids can roleplay as a submariner encountering all kinds of sea creatures, transporting them into a new world through an immersive exhibit experience, engaging displays and tabletops and hands-on activities.

Exhibit features include:

  • A kid-sized submarine: Explore how submarines work, investigate sea life and experience what it’s like to live on board;
  • A shark’s belly: Find out what sharks eat;
  • A big slide: Take a ride down this sea-themed adventure;
  • A kelp forest: Navigate and explore just like a fish;
  • Atlantis: Explore the sunken city and learn to write your name in an ancient script;
  • And so much more!

This exhibit is open during regular MPM hours — Thursday through Monday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets for Museum admission and the Voyage to the Deep exhibition can be purchased online at or by calling 414-278-2728. Visitors are required to follow MPM’s COVID-19 procedures, such as, but not limited to, social distancing and mandatory masks. 

About the Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum is Wisconsin’s natural history museum, welcoming over half a million visitors annually. Located in downtown Milwaukee, the Museum was chartered in 1882, opened to the public in 1884, and currently houses more than 4 million objects in its collections. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest, and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium. MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public. 

About Voyage to the Deep

Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine and the mythical world he inhabited. The exhibition is designed to provide a range of interactive experiences including; full-body interactions, mechanical and electro-mechanical exhibits, interactive projections and touchscreens. Voyage to the Deep was developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum and is toured internationally by Flying Fish.