Take a deep dive and discover the depths of the ocean at the Telus World of Science.
By Katrina Turchin | November 4, 2021
The Telus World of Science brings the ocean indoors with the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibit. This is the first time the exhibit has been hosted in Canada.
“The exhibit takes a look at the journey of James Cameron both as an acclaimed explorer and an award-winning filmmaker, and his extensive career as a deep sea explorer,” says Ursula Pattloch, director of marketing and communications at Telus World of Science. “I think a lot of people might not be aware of some of his accomplishments and some of the things that he’s done.”
Cameron is a Canadian director most known for directing movies like Titanic, The Abyss, Avatar and The Terminator. He is also a National Geographic sea explorer and was the first person to do a solo descent to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The Deepsea Challenger submersible was designed specifically for that mission and will be on display for the first time in North America at the Telus World of Science.
The exhibit immerses guests in an underwater world with projections, artifacts, and specimens from Cameron’s underwater explorations. Props and costumes from Titanic and The Abyss will be on display. There will also be family-friendly activities like sink-or-float experiments and boat building.
“It’s a real opportunity for the whole family to explore a place on Earth that most people never get to really see, explore or understand,” says Pattloch. “You can do that all at the science centre and that’s pretty remarkable.”
The Telus World of Science will play Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D in the IMAX Theatre to complement the exhibit. The documentary shows the process of designing, building, and deploying the Deepsea Challenger.
James Cameron – Challenging the Deep is on at the Telus World of Science from November 6 until April 3. General admission tickets to the Telus World of Science include access to the exhibit. Tickets for Deepsea Challenge 3D in IMAX are sold separately.