Planet or Plastic? National Geographic exhibition at Nauticus now thru April 25, 2021 – this is the United States Museum Debut
We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we’re drowning in it.
Planet or Plastic?, an exhibition by National Geographic, shines a spotlight on the fragility of the natural environment as a result of the global plastic waste crisis.
This exhibit in the Nauticus has amazing National Geographic photographs of plastics causing environmental damage and harming animals in striking ways that only a National Geographic photographer could truly capture. Explore over 70 curated and powerful photographs. It will make you rethink your daily habits, it definitely did for our family.
We attended on opening weekend and enjoyed the hands on sections including learning how to make paper from scraps and helping to start a recycled art project.
The exhibit features the work of researchers, scientists and artists, tracing the history of plastic from its invention in the mid-1800s to present day. The realization of how much we depend on plastics is a big take away from this exhibit.
“Planet or Plastic? explores the plastic pollution of our world’s oceans and uncovers how untold numbers of marine animals die each year from ingesting micro-plastics. The exhibition will also feature a look into the rise of single-use plastics due to COVID-19.”
The exhibit is recommended for all ages and will feature special programming each weekend. And as you walk through the end of the exhibit you find yourself right in the heart of the Nauticus Museum which is an amazing museum. Take the time to go through it. You will not be disappointed.
Also, the Wisconsin Battleship is part of your ticket so make sure you walk outside and onto the battleship. It is amazing to walk the massive deck and then be able to go inside and see what life is like on a battleship. This one is definitely for all ages too.
– FREE for Nauticus Members
– Included in General Admission Ticket ($15.95/adult* & $11.50/child* *plus tax)
*Capacity is limited, masks are required for guest’s ages 5+ and thorough cleanings will occur throughout the day