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A visitor to the Water exhibition observing moving images of the Earth from space projected on a six foot diameter globe.

Science on a Sphere.
Photo: D. Finnin, American Museum of Natural History.

Water: H2O=Life was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 3 December 2009 to 16 May 2010 in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery.

Water explored the earth's most precious resource in an exhibition with interactive displays, live animals, global perspectives and Australia's water story. A timely and in-depth look at the natural and cultural sides of the fluid that underpins life.

This exhibition took a vivid and in-depth look at:

  • the many ways water shapes life on earth
  • cultural and spiritual aspects of water
  • pressing environmental issues
  • actions we can take

The exhibition featured:

  • interactive displays
  • live animals
  • global perspectives
  • Australia's water story

Celebrate this beautiful and precious resource.

Immerse yourself in Water: H2O=Life

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Water: H2O=Life is organised by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (, in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, São Paulo, Brazil; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.

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