Explore the wonders of the deep blue with a SPLASH of color and creativity! Crayola Experience is collaborating with OceanX for an immersive, aquatic-themed national tour. This first-of-its-kind tidal wave of creative fun is coming to Crayola Experience Mall of America in May 2022! Everything is included in the price of admission! Ready to dive in? Get your tickets now!


Mall of America Tickets


Submerse yourself in an underwater adventure!

FOR A LIMITED TIME, join the mission to find the elusive giant squid when OceanX takes over the creative world of Crayola for a once-in-lifetime event. So get your mission log, create your ID badge and begin your journey through the sea kelp as you:
🌊 Take an “underwater” photo in a Crayola OceanX sub
🌊 Sculpt your own ocean creature
and place it on a 3D mapping table
🌊 Learn about undersea wonders
and conservation efforts
🌊 View sea creatures
in their natural habitat through colorful "portholes"
🌊 Help build a “coral reef”
made of recycled marker caps
And ultimately come face to face with the elusive Giant Squid!

Catch the Wave - National Tour Schedule

Plano, TX

March 4-April 18, 2022

Mall of America

May 2022

Orlando, FL

Visited July 3-25, 2021

Easton, PA

Visited August 7-September 6, 2021

Chandler, AZ

Visited November 20, 2021-January 3, 2022

The vision behind the mission

Crayola, the premier children’s creativity brand, and OceanX, a leading global non-profit ocean exploration organization, are partnering to bring the wonders of the ocean to the next generation through imagination and creativity in the first collaboration of its type for both parties.

The multi-faceted relationship aims to creatively inspire the next generation of ocean explorers and aligns both organization’s goals—to educate young leaders through creativity, imagination, wonder and exploration. The partnership will include co-branded products and experiences including home adventure kits, creativity products, educational content, and the first ever takeover of Crayola’s premier family destination—Crayola Experience.

"Creating experiences that help children bring their imagination to life, learn through creativity, and build an emotional connection is in the DNA of both of our organizations,” said Victoria Lozano, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Crayola Attractions and Retail. "The OceanX collaboration will cultivate a sense of wonder for the ocean by engaging tens of thousands of children in a fun and amazing experience through the mysterious playground of the deep blue."

"Crayola and OceanX are two organizations both dedicated to pushing creative boundaries and expanding the collective imagination. We’re so excited to partner on this project inviting young explorers across the nation to discover the uncharted and largely unexplored underwater universe," said Mark Dalio, OceanX Founder and Creative Director.

About OceanX

Founded in 2018 by Ray Dalio and Mark Dalio, OceanX fosters awareness of and passion for the oceans through exploration and storytelling. The organization combines cutting-edge science, the next-gen technology of its marine research and exploration vessel—OceanXplorer—and compelling media to excite, educate and connect audiences to these vast bodies of water. The goal: to create a global community that is engaged with understanding, enjoying and protecting the planet’s oceans. LEARN MORE