The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park celebrates World Oceans Day, our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean, complete with a scavenger hunt, bio fact stations, shark and stingray feedings, crafts, and more. The world’s oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and are facing threats including pollution, habitat damage, overfishing, coral reef bleaching, and species loss.
Enjoy great fun!
- Bio fact stations
- Shark and stingray feedings
- Scavenger hunt with take-home trading cards
- Octopus enrichment demo (he can open a jar!)
- Turtle excluder demo
- Birthday party coloring contest winner announcement at 1:00 pm
Families who are passionate about education, and interested in learning more about wildlife conservation, can enter the Rhythm of Conservation Sweepstakes. Now through June 15th, families can enter and return once daily to enter again and learn about a different animal each day. On the site, visitors may also browse interactive educational activities and lessons about conservation.
DID YOU KNOW?
A turtle excluder device or TED is a specialized device that allows a captured sea turtle to escape when caught in a fisherman’s net. Join us to see how it works! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTuB88KaIpQ
All the water the Aquarium uses for displays and holding comes from a 40 foot well behind the Aquarium. The water is purified through a reverse osmosis unit and then through a de-ionizing filter. To make salt water they add a commercial salt mix called “Instant Ocean.”
Cost: Free with paid Children’s Aquarium admission