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Sustainability Events

Underwater FantaSea Exhibition

Join the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes at the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa for an Underwater FantaSea this spring!

Celebrate the oceans by diving into this exhibit, curated by Barry Sparkman, featuring approximately 60 thought-provoking artworks by 14 different artists working in a wide range of media such as painting, sculpture, textile arts, prints, photographs, and digital art.

The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes' researchers collaborated with i.d.e.a. Museum to develop Underwater FantaSea, bringing together a mix of fascinating sea life and imaginative beauty to take you on a fanciful journey under the sea. You’ll meet amazing creatures, explore the depths of the underwater world and discover your own connection to the ocean.

At this exciting family oriented event, you will be challenged to embark on a quest to hunt for mysterious sea creatures, learn about animals that live below the ocean’s surface, the scientists that study oceans, and the ancient oceans that formed our landscape.

• Be inspired to make your own works of art!
• Become a jellyfish!
• Immerse yourself in make-believe ocean to swim with sea life!
• See live underwater webcams in the Atlantic Ocean!
• Hear marine mammals talk to each other!
• Become a marine biologist!

Dive into your imagination and uncover the secrets of the world’s largest habitat. This hands-on exhibition will be boatloads of fun!

Friday, February 12-Sunday, May 29, 2016
Hours for the exhibit:
Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.