Date(s) - 12 Jun, 2023 - 26 Nov, 2023
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
The exhibition “Squali e Abissi” (i.e. “Shark and Abysses”) offers an immersive underwater adventure, discovering a fascinating and mysterious world where sharks have reigned unchallenged for 450 million years. From warm tropical seas to cold Arctic waters, visitors are led through the depths of the oceans among giant squids and tiny luminescent animals, revealing the enchantment and fascination of their alien world.
Here you will have the opportunity to admire up close life-size reconstructions of the most spectacular sharks from every corner of the planet, discover their incredible adaptations, and understand how these formidable predators have become prey in modern times. You will also discover how sharks have influenced the culture of many populations, such as the Maori, and how their survival is at risk, with many species on the brink of extinction. Using models, videos and descriptive panels, along with tactile bas-relief sculptures, the anatomy of these beautiful specimens is illustrated.
A section of the exhibition is devoted to species conservation, explaining how the most fearsome of predators has become prey in modern times.