Monday, April 20, 2015

The National Aquarium in Baltimore Says It’s OK to Touch a Jellyfish in Latest Exhibit, Opening May 12

Visitors in Baltimore can expect a new hands-on exploratory experience at the National Aquarium’s latest exhibit Living Seashore starting May 12. 
As one of only a few exhibits in the country to allow direct interaction with jellyfish, the Living Seashore exhibit will take guests on a journey beyond the crashing waves and sandy beaches and into the ever-changing Mid-Atlantic seashore to explore the variety of marine life all within arm’s reach.
The interactive exhibit features two touch pools where visitors will be greeted by the National Aquarium’s interpreters and invited to touch a variety of animals, including  Atlantic stingrays, horseshoe crabs and of course moon jellies. The exhibit also brings the beach’s hidden treasures to eye level, where guests will discover, touch and learn about hermit crabs, shell fragments and egg cases on the discovery wall. Guests will also have the opportunity to look for clues on a digital multi-touch table, learning about objects that wash up on the beach.
The $5.5 million exhibit was built as part of a continued effort to promote conservation, in this case focusing on the animals and plants that share the beach with us humans.  Guests will also have the opportunity to pledge to protect aquatic treasures and similar habitats on the digital “Shore Hero Conservation Station.”  This exhibit follows the addition of Blacktip Reef, a $12.5 million Indo-Pacific reef exhibit that opened about two years ago and the first and largest of several major renovations to come at the National Aquarium. 
For more information about the National Aquarium and other award-winning exhibits like the Blacktip Reef, visit www.aqua.org.  

No comments:

Post a Comment

***THIS PAGE BEST VIEWED IN DESKTOP VIEW***

DESTINATION GUIDES
Arizona
http://www.hawaiimomblog.com/p/phoenix.html


California



http://www.hawaiimomblog.com/p/san-francisco.html

Connecticut




Hawaii




Idaho















Maine













Massachusetts












Montana






Nevada



New York



Oregon


Rhode Island












Vermont














Washington

http://www.hawaiimomblog.com/p/spokane.html

Washington, DC
http://www.hawaiimomblog.com/p/washington-dc.html

Canada


Japan

Singapore

Designed By Copyright © 2014 Hawaii Mom Travels | Hawaii Bloggers | Hawaii Media
The posts published on Hawaii Mom Travels are personal experiences and opinions only; press releases and other information from business are shared if believed they may be of interest to Hawaii Mom Travels readers. Press releases/information from businesses do not reflect personal opinions. Unless otherwise specified, products are provided by the sponsor free of charge, and no monetary compensation is received. Hawaii Mom Travels assumes no liability for any malfunction, injury, or other loss or damage, whether direct, consequential, or incidental, arising out of services, companies, or products that have been featured, reviewed, given away, advertised, or written about on Hawaii Mom Travels, a division of Hawaii Mom Blog. Click here for the Terms of Use.