img Grand opening of Shipwrecks! and the 2008 NOAA Heritage Week activities by Bill Zahner, NOAA Fisheries and NOAA Preserve America (left), Vicki Nadolski (center), Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Weather Service, and Jeff Gray (right), Superintendent, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Special NOAA Exhibition Highlights Shipwreck Exploration and Discovery

2008 heritage week

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration invites the public to get that sinking feeling Feb. 2-10 at Shipwrecks!, a free exhibition about the fascinating world of shipwreck exploration and discovery. This special offering at NOAA’s Silver Spring, Md., headquarters will feature shipwreck artifacts, robot subs, talks by undersea explorers, and hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Visitors will also be captivated by engaging exhibits about life aboard ship, navigation, safety at sea, and more.

What: Shipwrecks! exhibition

When: February 2-10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (including weekends)

Where: NOAA Silver Spring Campus
1301 East-West Highway (between Colesville Road and Georgia Ave.)
Silver Spring, Md. 20910