When we think of museums we picture perfectly lit busts, safely contained under plexiglass or parquet halls lined with oil paintings. But, there is one museum which has none of these things because it is underwater! The Museo Subacuatico de Arte off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, offers a unique display of art: concrete statues are displayed at the bottom of the ocean where divers can examine these modern sculpture pieces up close.

The works are created with coral reef in mind and holes are included in the pieces so that the reef can grow on the sculptures themselves. The hope is that, over time, these stunning works of art will also become home to a large reef system, replacing a portion of the reef that has been lost to global warming, pollution, and other human activity. The museum combines aspects of ecotourism, art, and environmental science for the betterment of the planet. Watch the video below and if you enjoyed this then click “Next Page” at the bottom of the page to find out how Niagara Falls became the honeymoon capitol of the U.S.!