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Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum

Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum

Sea Turtle Nesting Diorama and Jellyfish Jars

Embarking on a mission to meld art and marine conservation, Atomic Carrots recently unveiled its latest masterpiece at the Frost Science Museum in Miami, Florida—a captivating diorama featuring turtles emerging from their eggs. The details of this creation breathe life into the Marine Gallery, offering visitors an immersive experience that goes beyond aesthetics.

At the heart of this project is our strictly process, ensuring the realism and educational impact of the exhibit. The turtles, skillfully crafted using 3D printing technology, undergo a unique transformation. Submerged in warm water, the plastic softens, allowing us to reposition each turtle. Hand-painted to perfection, the result is a visually stunning representation that transports viewers to the awe-inspiring moment of turtle hatching.

But the intricacy doesn't end there. The diorama's box houses two jars—one containing a plastic bag and the other, sadly, a deceased jellyfish. This intentional similarity serves a vital purpose in highlighting a critical environmental issue. Turtles, unable to discern between plastics and their natural prey, may ingest harmful materials, endangering their digestive systems. It's a sobering commentary on the impact of marine debris, a topic close to our hearts at Atomic Carrots.

The Sea Turtle Nesting Diorama and Jellyfish Jars project stands as a testament to the power of creativity to shape minds and evoke a sense of wonder. As our work takes its place within the Frost Science Museum, we celebrate not only the artistry involved but the potential to leave an indelible mark on the minds and hearts of those who walk through the gallery doors. It's a reminder that art, in its various forms, has the capacity to transcend boundaries and connect us to the beauty and importance of the natural world.

This isn't the first time we've delved into marine conservation through art. Collaborations with Padre Island National Seashore and Biscayne National Park have allowed us to address the issue of marine debris from various angles, raising awareness and inspiring change.

The Sea Turtle Diorama isn't just a static exhibit; it's a call to action. It urges visitors to contemplate the consequences of plastic pollution on marine life and consider their role in safeguarding our oceans. Atomic Carrots remains committed to using creativity as a powerful tool for education and conservation, hoping that our art not only captivates but also sparks a collective responsibility for the well-being of our planet's delicate ecosystems.


Unveiling the Wonders of the Ocean: Atomic Carrots' Marine Debris Exhibit at Padre Island

Unveiling the Wonders of the Ocean: Atomic Carrots' Marine Debris Exhibit at Padre Island

We are thrilled to announce the completion of our latest project – a permanent exhibit on marine debris, housed within the stunning national seashore, Padre Island Malaquite Visitor Center. This exhibit combines education, interaction, and artistic vision to shed light on the critical issue of marine pollution and its impact on our oceans.

  • The Concept:

The centerpiece of our exhibit is a large-sized Plinko Game, designed to engage visitors of all ages. But this isn't your ordinary Plinko Game – it's a visually captivating experience, featuring hand-illustrated backgrounds and chips representing the most commonly found marine debris items washed up on the park’s shores.

  • Interactive Learning:

Visitors will have the opportunity to drop these chips into the Plinko Game and watch as they cascade down, ultimately landing in an origin bin. As the chips fall, they'll witness the effects of marine debris firsthand, gaining a deeper understanding of its impact on marine life and ecosystems.

  • Artistry Meets Education:

One of the unique aspects of our exhibit is its illustrative look, which strikes a balance between whimsical and biologically accurate. Every detail, from the background of the Plinko Game to the design of the chips, has been meticulously crafted to provide an immersive and educational experience.

  • Traveling Exhibit:

But our commitment to marine conservation doesn't stop there. In addition to the permanent exhibit at Padre Island, we also created a portable version for traveling purposes. This tabletop version two pop-up banners, allowing us to bring the message of ocean conservation to communities far and wide.

  • Conclusion:

With our work at  Padre Island National Seashore, we aim to inspire action and raise awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans. Together, let's work towards a future where marine debris is a thing of the past, and our oceans thrive once more.

Join us on this journey as we unveil the wonders of the ocean and empower visitors to make a positive impact on the world around them.


Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore

Atomic Carrots is making waves in the world of marine conservation with our latest project—a permanent exhibit entitled “Turning the Tide on Marine Debris" at the Padre Island National Seashore Visitor Center., complete with a captivating Plinko Game, set to redefine the visitor experience at an undisclosed park.

At the heart of this exhibit is a giant Plinko Game where visitors can drop chips, each representing the most commonly found marine debris washed up on the park's shore. As the chips descend to an origin bin, the interactive display vividly showcases the consequences of marine debris on our oceans. The backdrop, as well as the chips, is a testament to our dedication to artistry, with hand-illustrated designs that strike a delicate balance between whimsy and biological accuracy concerning marine life.

Our artistic team, armed with their passion for marine conservation, has meticulously hand-painted animals and scenes for Padre Island National Seashore's upcoming marine debris exhibit, "Turning the Tide on Marine Debris." This collaboration extends our commitment to using creative endeavors as a means to educate and inspire change.

But the impact doesn't stop there. Recognizing the need for accessibility, we're also developing a portable tabletop version of the exhibit for traveling purposes. This version comes equipped with two pop-up banners, ensuring that the important message about marine debris and its effects can reach diverse audiences beyond the park's walls.

The Marine Debris Exhibit and Plinko Game aren't just about showcasing artistry; they are powerful tools for environmental education. Through immersive experiences and interactive elements, we hope to foster a sense of responsibility and inspire visitors to take an active role in preserving our oceans.

As Atomic Carrots continues to blend art with conservation efforts, we look forward to making a splash in raising awareness and turning the tide on marine debris issues, one exhibit at a time. Don't miss the opportunity to explore our impactful exhibit, up throughout February 2024, combining art and education to address environmental challenges.