True to the spirit of Cirque du Soleil®’s thrilling creations, AQUA:
A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF WATER...


...is a multisensory experience for the whole family created by ONE DROP. AQUA uses massive 360o projections, digital screens with movement based interaction, music, and visual effects to create a spectacle that draws visitors in to engage with the main message of AQUA: Water is a vital resource for our planet so we must take care of this treasure today, for future generations.

AQUA is a 30-minute timed experience, with two trained hosts guiding groups of up to 60 people, who explore each of its three spaces.



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Diving into AQUA, participants discover water over the course of a journey...


...divided into three distinct spaces. 360° projections, music, visual effects and water installations immerse them in an adventure in which they are both actor and spectator.


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  • Raise awareness of water-related issues and increase understanding of the scope of the challenges;
  • Inspire participants to get involved in the cause of “water for all”;
  • Inform everyone of the urgency to act.

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AQUA's journey started on May 15, 2009, at the Montreal Science Centre, where more than 95 000 people lived the experience.


The exhibition was then presented at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa from May 22 to September 6, 2010, and was seen by 65 000 visitors. AQUA was later exhibited at the Museum of Civilization in Quebec from October 27, 2010, to April 10, 2011. She made her first foray on the world stage at the Museum of Auckland in New Zealand, from June 24 to October 25, 2011. She moves on to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia from December 3, 2011, to February 26, 2012, and will soon begin touring in other cities in Canada and abroad.


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Download the English version of the AQUA brochure. (PDF)

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“A multi-media experience that is part mystical, part educational...


...and very entertaining.”
- Ottawa Citizen, May 19 2010

“Aqua runs through a beautifully crafted and deeply affecting narrative about all things water-related.”
- New Zealand Herald, June 26 2011

“Our children and family audiences love AQUA and we’ve used AQUA as a special educational offering for school groups with more than 10,000 students booked in the first two months...The ONE DROP team provided excellent technical support throughout.”
- Melanie Cooper, Auckland Museum 2011

“It was epic!”
- Nathaniel, 10 years old (Australia)

“AQUA was very inventive, amazing, touching & thought provoking.”
- Wickman

“Your AQUA exhibition brought a tear to my eye. Very gut wrenching and a good reality check for people.”
- @meganmunchie via Twitter



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