Planet Ocean

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Planet Ocean photo

Planet Ocean was an 80,000 sq.ft., interactive oceanographic museum featuring state of the art, hands on exhibits about the ocean (such as a giant piece of touchable iceberg), displays of deep sea submersibles, multi-media presentations, and other educational experiences. A short film made for the museum, also titled Planet Ocean, was even nominated for an Academy Award as best short film. The museum opened in the mid-seventies and was located across the street from the Miami Seaquarium on Virginia Key.

Planet Ocean photo

Planet Ocean had trouble attracting enough visitors to be self-sustaining; it closed in 1991.

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Photos courtesy the Florida State Archives Photographic Collection.

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