Seaborg, the incredible machine

 

Ready to look dishevelled ? Will you dare push your limits and challenge to laws of gravity by getting on Seaborg ?

 

With a virtual reality mask you will go on an immersive journey for 4 minutes at 360° ! Guaranteed sensations !

 

The attraction, unique in Europe, rotates at 360°. You’ll find yourself upside down in no time at all ! You’ve gone from intense joy to piercing cries ? You must have got onto Seaborg ! Bravo !

 

Practical information

Minimum height : 142 cm.
Maximum height : 205 cm.
Maximum weight : 110 kg.
Maximum weight for the 4 seats : 400 kg.

 

Not for pregnant women, people with reduced mobility, people prone to photosensitive epilepsy and people with back problems, neck problems or more generally with a physical problem.

Surf Sensation 5D

Surf Sensation 5D

 

Following on from the success of the Virtual Surf simulation game, the City of the Ocean will take you even further in your surfing experience !

 

Standing on a dynamic surf board, the visitor will wear a virtual reality mask to experience what it’s like to be a surfer !
Movement, 360° vision, wind, sea spray… all with music to surf the mythical Indonesian waves like a pro !

 

There will be no shortage of feelings and emotions during this surf trip mixing fiction and reality !

 

Practical information

Minimum age : 6 years old.

700 sharks into the dark

 

The City of the Ocean is offering a highly immersive experience : submerge the visitor for 12 minutes, at 360° at the heart of the Polynesian reserve of Fakarava and a pack of 700 sharks !

 

In Polynesia, a pack of 700 grey sharks makes the law in the southern pass of the Fakarava atoll. It is the largest group of sharks known to date.

 

This virtual reality documentary follows the expedition led by underwater biologist and photographer Laurent Ballesta. A study of unprecedented scale that helps to understand the hunting techniques of one of the largest marine predators. To succeed in this scientific, technological and human challenge, the team has been preparing to dive since 2014… in the heart of the pack. A world first.

 

The visitor discovers a unique experience by becoming a member of this incredible expedition. He shares the stress, the excitement, the doubts, the laughter and the fears of the crew, and dives in the night, in the middle of an impressive food frenzy of hundreds of sharks.

 

The documentary was directed by Manuel Lefèvre and co-financed by the City of the Ocean of Biarritz, the Cinquième Rêve, Neotopy, Ushuaia TV and Arte France.

 

Practical information

Minimum age : 6 years old.

The auditorium

The auditorium

 

The auditorium offers a series of unpublished 40-minute 3D films on the ocean, surfing, underwater species… throughout the year.

 

Take a seat in one of the 104 chairs and be swept away by this stream of beautiful pictures !
4 additional seats are available to accommodate people with reduced mobility.

 

From time to time, the auditorium also hosts symposia and conferences on themes such as the environment, the ocean, sustainable development…

The Ocean has mood swings

The Ocean has mood swings

 

Enter the wheelhouse of the Frans Hals, the ship that grounded in 1996 in Biarritz, the captain will explain how he got there…
Some surprises are in store for you…

 

Women and children aboard !

 

Storms, tsunamis, rogue waves… what conditions explain these extraordinary phenomena ? What are the prediction and prevention tools ? How is a rescue organised on the high seas ?

The Ocean, life at all levels

The Ocean, life at all levels

 

The ocean is an essential reservoir of biodiversity. Discover how it changes according to the places and depths you’re seeing.

 

One, two, three… dive !

 

Special effects take you to explore the great depths !

 

Choose your destination – Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean sea or Atlantic Ocean – and after a dizzying immersion, discover the extraordinary diversity of the ecosystems in the ocean.

The Ocean, Mankind’s partner

The Ocean, Mankind's partner

 

Humankind owes it life and much more : food, transport, energy, water, minerals…
Explore the unsuspected resources of the ocean !

 

Desalination unit, polymetallic nodule collector, underwater tidal turbine, pollution monitoring techniques…

 

How does it work ? Experiences will help you to better understand what the ocean can do for us.

Virtual Trip 360°

Virtual Trip 360°

Take a dive without getting wet !

Dive into the depths of the oceans to meet the residents with a virtual reality mask !

 

Enjoy a unique 360° immersive experience !
Virtual Trip offers you a dive, as if you were really there ! Look up, down, turn around… Yes, you are there, under the ocean ! Swim like a fish in the water, with green turtles, dolphins and even rays !
The 360 experience will definitely provide you with surprising encounters and moments of bliss !

 

An innovative and impressive technology built for discovery, knowledge and especially fun !

 

Practical information

Minimum age : 6 years.

The Ocean, the cradle of evolution

The Ocean, the cradle of evolution

 

A huge whale is home to the story of this evolution… have a look around… among other things, you will be able to get to know L.U.C.A., the last universal common ancestor (just that !) and go inside to better understand the evolution of life in the ocean waters from the very start up to the Basque whale.