Four interactive museum installations, Brockville (CAN)

City of Brockville


For Brockville’s Aquatarium, Réalisations designed four installations inspired by the themes and subjects of the aquatic museum.


At ground level, visitors approaching the main exhibition hall walk under an animated projection of a river bed, revealing the marine fauna living there. Inside the main exhibition hall, visitors enter replicas of ancient ships of the 1000 Islands area. Inside the HMS Ontario, museumgoers are invited to touch four objects placed on a table, triggering video projections of regional highlights. Neither the objects nor the table contain any electronics. The interactive detection comes from ceiling-mounted sensors. The neighbouring ship, a replica of the SS Kingston, challenges visitors to a trivia game in the format of a boat race. Finally, as a personalized souvenir of the Aquatarium, museumgoers can record a newscast in a room equipped with a chroma key wall and share the video directly on the web.

The Museum located in Ontario opened to the public on March 1st, 2016.
<p style="text-align: center;">The Museum located in Ontario opened to the public on March 1st, 2016.</p>
Partial view, inside the Museum.

The interactive table is located inside a replica of the HMS Ontario, an 18th century British warship.
<p style="text-align: center;">The interactive table is located inside a replica of the HMS Ontario, an&nbsp;18th century British warship.</p>
This is the News Network Studio with a green screen.

Are you ready to play a weather reporter?
<p style="text-align: center;">The News Network Studio, equipped with a green screen. Are you ready to impersonate&nbsp;a weather reporter?</p>
This room hosts a game called Trivia Boat Race, for two players.

You have to find the mistery combination by selecting one image in each column.
<p style="text-align: center;">This room hosts a "Trivia Boat Race", for two players.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Players&nbsp;have to find the matching&nbsp;combination by selecting one image in each column.</p>
Each good answer gives you the advantage over your opponent, your boat speeds up...
<p style="text-align: center;">Each correct answer makes your boat speed up, giving you the advantage over your opponent.</p>
This interactive ceiling is located on the first floor. It is sensitive to presence with motion detectors.
<p style="text-align: center;">An interactive ceiling located on the first floor reacts to the presence of museumgoers.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p>
interactive table (detail)
<p style="text-align: center;">Interactive table (detail).</p>
interactive ceiling (detail).
<p style="text-align: center;">Interactive ceiling with motion detectors (detail).</p>
Television Studio (details)
<p style="text-align: center;">The News Network Studio with its green screen (details)</p>
Trivia Boat Race (detail)
<p style="text-align: center;">Trivia Boat Race on touch screen (detail).</p>

The Aquatarium is a 27,000 square foot interactive learning and discovery centre located on the shore of the St Lawrence River in the City of Brockville.


The Aquatarium offers a full range of interactions & activities for kids, teens and adults, as guests are encouraged to experience the 1000 Islands region as it’s never been seen before. From hands-on interactive exhibits to personal encounters with native wildlife, the Aquatarium seeks to rekindle a passion for learning and engage visitors in the distinctive history, culture and environment of the 1000 Islands.