The ocean is a fascinating domain, without it, life on this planet would
be impossible. The Fisharium is the
new immersive experience at the Pavilion of Knowledge, in Lisbon, which invites the young
and old to dive into the depths of the sea.
The Fisharium experience
starts right at the entrance to this feature. In a darkened environment, we are
immediately transported to the ocean floor, surrounded by small windows, shaped
like portholes, and a giant screen, which completely occupies one of the walls
of the room, and which serves as a window
to the ocean floor.
In a fully-built 3D environment based on our Atlantic
ocean, we observe different marine species interacting in their natural
habitat. It is then that the immersive
With pencils and pens in hand, we realize that we can give more life and
colour to the virtual ocean in front of us. Among turtles, sharks, jellyfish,
crabs, cuttlefish, porcupine fish or wrasses, we are invited to colour any of
these animals in our own way.
Then, we place our drawing on the scanner, press a
button and, suddenly, magic happens. A few seconds later it is possible to see our fish painted in the Fisharium, along with many others.
The bottom of the sea will never be the same again!