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 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.