Dive In: Voyage to the Deep at the Berkshire Museum through May 2022
In partnership with General Dynamics, Voyage to the Deep will display cutting-edge underwater exploration along with historical artifacts and fine art, an exciting new interactive exhibit that will open on Saturday, January 29.
Voyage to the Deep, based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine, and the mythical world he inhabited. At the center of this fantasy world is the giant Nautilus – spanning two rooms on the museum’s 2nd floor – where kids can climb aboard and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea submersible. Visitors can take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscopes, crank the propeller, test out the bunks, and explore Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities full of wonderful marine specimens.
“General Dynamics is proud to partner with the Berkshire Museum on their Voyage to the Deep exhibit. Our teams perform some incredible work in the undersea domain, and we are excited to show our community and beyond some of the work we put in for our customers. The ability to understand and operate in the vast and challenging ocean environments is important to our nation’s future, and our unmanned underwater vehicles are increasingly providing a safer and more cost-effective method for gaining this critical insight,” said Paul Dalton, vice president of undersea systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems.
About the Berkshire Museum
Located at 39 South Street in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Berkshire Museum combines art, science, and history to create thought-provoking experiences for the whole family through interactive programs, interdisciplinary exhibitions, and engaging online series.
Exhibitions currently on view include Objects and Their Stories, the Aquarium, and more. Plan your visit at berkshiremuseum.org or go to explore.berkshiremuseum.org to enjoy the Berkshire Museum wherever you are.