The Ozeaneum in Stralsund part 4

Yes, you’ve suffered through enough of this – but don’t get your hopes up, I have some more photos for a final part. And 200+ photos more of the old Meeresmuseum to post 😀

Here’s the link list for the previous posts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

And now, let me start this finish of this series with a short discussion of the exhibit on Exploration and Utilisation of the Seas. The titles speaks for itself, so I’ll just throw a bunch of photos here and get on with things.

an “untapped treasure”, as the labels say: the alcohol collection. Reminds me a bit of the one in Berlin 😉 The presentation is much nicer in Stralsund, but the Berlin one is in fact a collection room with glass walls that you can look into – different approaches, each with their own advantages.

OK, enough of these! Here’s Berlin!

I guess I will have to finally start blogging about the MfN. I never got past that introductory post and a few dinosaur hall pics.

Anyways, here’s another one from the Ozeaneum, a model showing how many truckloads a small container ship can transport. That’s very easy to grasp even for small kids. Most of the exhibits are done that way, visualizing things very well.

You can find more photos on the Ozeaneum homepage in the press folder, so I’ll stop now with this exhibit.

One thing that’s very nice is that the glass atrium/staircase/lift are means you can look out at the harbour and city in between the exhibits. That does wonders to reset your mind and concentration for the next one. Parts of the glass cage are also used to show some scale models of research vessels – my son loved them! Here’s a view of the Nikolaikirche.

The rooftop area with the penguins also makes for a nice vantage point:

not the grey house not being very vertical 😉

and I can’t resist showing you the scaled-up, walk-in sea grass meadow model – all the kids were playing hide and seek in there!

Enough for now; the next post deals with stuff PZ Myers and Julia Fahlke will love! (hint, hint)

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About Heinrich Mallison

I'm a dinosaur biomech guy working at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
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