Sharks 3D — through March 16, 2014
The Columbia River Maritime Museum is proud to announce the unveiling of a NEW 3D digital theater at the Museum, and together with Jean-Michel Cousteau, to present Sharks 3D.
Plan your visit today to experience diving the world's oceans in breathtaking, high-definition 3D. Tickets for the film are $5 in addition to Museum admission. The film is free to Museum members.
Runtime is 40 minutes. Shows begin on the hour during regular Museum hours.
Crossing the Bar: Perilous Passage
This exhibit takes an exciting look at the legendary Columbia River entrance, where the forces of the mighty Columbia River and Pacific Ocean meet to create one of the most dangerous bar crossings on the planet.
The coastline of the Pacific Northwest is no stranger to violent winter weather, but nothing can compare to the extreme forces at work along the Columbia River Bar. Here, waves can exceed 40 feet in height during the most severe winter storms.
“The new exhibit features dramatic, never-before-seen video of rough water passages captured while working with the U.S. Coast Guard and Columbia River Bar Pilots during fierce winter storms,” said Senior Curator Jeffrey Smith. Also on display is a rare bar pilot pulling boat that was used for decades to transfer pilots to ships. This historic boat is from the Museum’s collection.
Since the days of the earliest explorers, hundreds of vessels have been lost to the fury of the Columbia River Bar. A dramatic interactive shipwreck map shows the terrible loss the wind and waves have caused over the last 200 years at this location.
This exhibit promises a full interactive experience for all visitors, and a great adventure for the entire family.