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Odyssey´┐Ż_Ts exhibit features a gallery of artifacts and treasure recovered from the SS Republic
Visitors to Odyssey's exhibit can operate a manipulator arm to recover coins like a real shipwreck explorer
Visitors to Odyssey's exhibit can experience the thrill of hurricane-force winds
Artifacts displayed in the Odyssey exhibit at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum
Odyssey´┐Ż_Ts exhibit highlights famous pirates that terrorized the seas throughout history



Odyssey Marine Exploration has discovered hundreds of shipwrecks across the globe. The artifacts, treasure and knowledge recovered from these fascinating time capsules provide a unique opportunity to share the excitement of shipwreck exploration in various exhibit venues.

Many of the artifacts recovered from our shipwreck projects remain in Odyssey's permanent collection and are available for exhibits and further study. Our exhibit displays feature a diversity of shipwreck artifacts, combined with high-definition video or photographs from numerous deep-ocean sites around the world. Some exhibit venues also offer the opportunity to showcase the technology and methods we utilize to discover and excavate shipwreck sites hundreds and even thousands of feet below the ocean's surface.

Odyssey exhibits include:

  • Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure is an interactive multi-media exhibit featuring over 500 artifacts recovered from our deep-ocean shipwreck expeditions around the world. Visitors are also immersed in the technology and process Odyssey uses to find and recover shipwreck treasures. The exhibit, which has been seen by over two million people, has been showcased at the GulfQuest Maritime Museum in Mobile, AL, the Putnam Miseum in Davenport, IA, the Durham Museum in Omaha, NE, Discovery Center in Springfield, MO, the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Mayborn Museum at Baylor University, MOSH Jacksonville, Greensboro Science Center, Waterloo Region Museum in Canada, Discovery Times Square in New York; the Museum of Science, Boston; Mid-America Science Center in Hot Springs, AR; the Witte Museum in San Antonio, TX; G.WIZ - The Science Center in Sarasota, the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, MD; Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC; Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City; the Detroit Science Center; the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa and in New Orleans. SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure is currently on display at the Farmington Museum in Farmington, NM.
  • Odyssey's Virtual Museum is accessible to anyone around the world at any time, free of charge. The Museum showcases some of the extraordinary artifacts that have been recovered by Odyssey in the deep ocean. The Museum is continually growing and objects are being added on a regular basis.
  • A collection of 45 rare coins from the SS Republic shipwreck, minted in New Orleans from 1844 through 1861, is currently showcased at the New Orleans Mint (known today as the Old U.S. Mint). This unique exhibit features examples of die errors and a rare 17 coin set of 1861-O Liberty Seated Half Dollars struck at the New Orleans Mint which chronicles the Federal government, Louisiana government and Confederate States of America control over the mint that year.


Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure appeals to the universal fascination with shipwrecks, pirate lore and sunken treasure. The exhibit features the compelling stories behind some of the world's most famous shipwrecks, their treasure and historical artifacts. Multiple hands-on interactive exhibits and computer games engage visitors with the adventure and excitement of deep-ocean shipwreck exploration, as well as intrigue them with pirate history and legend.


In particular, the exhibit provides guests a close-up encounter with the wreck of the SS Republic, a side-wheel steamship lost in a fierce hurricane off the coast of Georgia in 1865. Discovered 1,700 feet below the surface of the Atlantic, the shipwreck  site presents a stunning time capsule of life in America immediately after the close of the Civil War. The archaeological excavation, the first of its kind ever conducted at such depths, produced more than 51,000 gold and silver coins and nearly 14,000 artifacts, a wealth of mid-19th century trade goods hidden on the ocean floor for over a century.


Through the use of multi-media and innovative technology, Odyssey’s interactive exhibits merge elements of science, technology, history, marine archaeology, weather and navigation. The experience includes piloting a virtual submersible over the Republic shipwreck site, operating a robotic manipulator arm to recover coins, and battling the forces of nature in a 75-mph hurricane tube.


Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure offers a diversity of hands-on opportunities combined with high-resolution graphics and authentic shipwreck artifact and treasure displays to promise visitors of all of ages a rare and extraordinary journey into the deep ocean!

We welcome additional opportunities to share our fascinating shipwreck collections in science centers, museums, galleries and other venues. For further information, contact us. For more information about scheduling Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure or creating custom exhibits, please contact Kathy Salvant at 813-876-1776 x 2293.


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