Inspired by the illusionist games of the marine world, the interactive exhibition ‘IllusiOcean, the sea you don’t expect’ was conceived and coordinated by Professor Paolo Galli, professor of Ecology at the University of Milan – Bicocca. Divided into three thematic areas, the exhibition aims to sensitize young people to the protection of biodiversity. To do this, Professor Galli preferred a universal language, that of beauty, to academic language: “Illusion and science usually do not speak to each other, but within the exhibition we find them fused with each other, held together by the language of beauty. – explains Galli – a language that unites everything that nature creates and that brings young people closer, making them discover what is positive the oceans offer ”. In fact, the exhibition does not emphasize the damage created by man to the marine ecosystem, but rather focuses on the possibility that we have to change things: “It is true that there is a lot to do to reverse the trend and begin to protect the environment and the species that inhabit it – concludes Professor Galli – but if we start from beauty and the simplest things, perhaps we will be able to solve the other more complex problems first ”.