Sail or Sink

Are you curious to see and experiment with the forces acting on the sea?

Where and how these forces arise and the way they affect the maritime history?

Do you know how generate waves, whirlpools or tsunami?

Would you like to try to drive the ship locks or escape from a sinking ship?


Sail or Sink created by Extonian Maritime Museum and Sciecne Center AHHAA is an interactive exhibition for the whole family.

It features 14 hands- on exhibits inslalled in large intermodal containers, where everyone can see, read and experiment with how the forces of nature acta t sea and how they have influenced maritime history.

The visitors are able to generate waves of whirlpools, steer ships through locks, go under water, escape from a sinking ship and much more. Most exhibits have an information panel and touchscreen to display explanations about the natural phenomena and vivid stories from maritime history.


Area: 500-600 m2 (5800 - 6460 sq. ft.)
Interactive exhibits: 14
Languages: Graphic design is set up for three language versions (current language versions: Czech, English, German)



Logistic: 4 trucks (length 13,6 m)
Size of a container: 6 x 2,5 x 2,5 m
Travel insurance value: on request
Required period for assembly: 8 days / team of 6 people
Required period for disassembly: 6 days / team of 6 people
Total volume 304 m3
Total weight 33 t
Ceiling: minimum height 5 m
Doorway: minimum access height 2,6 m
Doorway: minimum access width 2,43 m
Volume storage 35 m3
Other technical information Crane for unloading of container: 2,4 x 2,6 x 6 m and 6 t


  • The rental fee is 150 000 EUR per year.
  • Insurance, transport and install / deinstall will be at the expense of the hirer.
  • Techmania will at the hirers cost change all graphics and computer programs into the hirers languages.
  • Translation into the hirers language will be at the expense of the hirer.

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For more information (terms, prices and availability) please contact:

Mrs. Katerina Chabova
Techmania Science Center
Czech Republic
mob: +420 737 247 595