James Cameron is a famous director and undersea explorer. View the press preview at OMSI, in a VIDEO, at the end!

DAVID F. ASHTON - Original props and recreations from motion pictures The Abyss and Titanic are on display. In April, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) opened a substantial exhibition called "The World of Leonardo da Vinci".

For those who haven't yet seen it, doing so now is one reason to visit OMSI. Another reason is a second, newer exhibition — "James Cameron — Challenging the Deep", which opened in June.

Although it's in a smaller hall at the museum, the space given it is large enough to immerse visitors in an underwater environment — without getting wet — using large-screen projection, artifacts, and specimens from the expeditions of the Academy Award-winning director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron.

DAVID F. ASHTON - Two different and very popular exhibitions are now on at the same time at OMSI, all summer long. The newest to open is called James Cameron - Challenging the Deep. Visitors to the new exhibit enter through a recreation of a MIR submersible. Inside they'll see artifacts from Cameron's personal collection, including some from the design and construction of his DEEPSEA CHALLENGER diving rig.

And, guests can view the original film props and costumes from his hit movies "The Abyss" and "Titanic" — including the iconic "Heart of the Ocean" diamond.

"We're excited to showcase how Cameron has merged creative and technical achievements in deep-ocean science, engineering, and exploration," said OMSI President and CEO Erin Graham.

"James Cameron — Challenging the Deep" will be on display through September 25th.

DAVID F. ASHTON - An OMSI guest examines a scale model of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER underwater vehicle. Access to the new exhibit is included in OMSI general museum admission at no extra cost; the da Vinci exhibition does require an additional fee. To learn more, or to purchase tickets online, go online —

And, for you to preview your trip to OMSI to see this exhibit, browse the press preview of it in this brief BEE video —

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