The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s new exhibit, Seapunk: Powered by Imagination, is modeled after a sub-genre of science fiction, art, technology and fashion inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery: Steampunk.
Seapunk shows a whole new perspective on marine life, using a fantastical hands-on and interactive extravaganza of the senses. Visitors will enter the gallery through a giant submarine hatch, revealing the retro-futuristic story of an eccentric explorer stranded at the bottom of the sea within the rusty walls of a steamship submersible. The intrepid scientist rebuilds the crippled submarine wreckage into a marvel of engineering to navigate his undersea world.
Seapunk debuts at the Oregon Coast Aquarium Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 2019.