River Alive! is a new, 4,000 square foot exhibition at Independence Seaport Museum. Opening in November 2018, it will focus on the wonders and challenges of the Delaware River watershed, our place within that system, and the increasingly sophisticated science we use to understand the watershed's complexity.
The exhibition features multiple interactive and hands-on experiences, including a watershed map, Citizen Science Lab and Fisharium, all to help the community and visitors understand the real threats to the Delaware and its watershed. The Delaware River is essential and provides drinking water, food, and recreation to millions of people living across 13,500 square miles in the region, as well as being an economic driver through its port facilities.
River Alive! will connect the exhibition to our soon-to-be expanded dock and to the tens of thousands of passerby along Penn's Landing. The exhibit will pose questions such as, "What's alive in the river?", "Why should we care about the river?", and "How do we use the river every day?".
Further updates about the exhibition can be found here and on social media using the hashtag #RiverAlive.
This exhibit is made possible by The William Penn Foundation.