Interactive art can be beautiful and fun! A bit of Alaska can be found in Omaha, Nebraska, thanks to “Alaskan Adventure,” a spectacular 18,625-square-foot splash park located at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium created by artist Matthew Placzek. A symphony of sculpture and water, this aquatic art installation features 80 bronze sculptures: salmon, puffins, sea lions, brown bears, and orcas. Each animal exhibits a distinct personality. “Alaskan Adventure’s” centerpiece is a magnificent, 25-foot-tall bronze humpback whale. Hand-painted with a sea-blue patina, the whale depicts movement as it breaches upward. Water jets create the illusion of walking in the ocean, and the entire water park circulates 2,500 gallons of water per minute. READ MORE