New Sea Jellies Exhibits are Fun and Educational
Recently, I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific to explore the new sea jellies exhibits during a Media Day event. The top three things I did during my visit were, touch many Moon Jellies, went behind the scenes of the exhibits and learned about the sea jellies I saw.
During my tour I learned that sea jellies have no eyes, heart, brain or lungs and they are made up of 95 percent water. The type of sea jellies that I got to touch during my visit were the Moon Jellies. Touching the jellies felt like touching wet gummy bears. Kids would love this exhibit because it is entertaining and they would enjoy seeing all of the colors and little details of the sea jellies.
During my behind the scenes experience, I saw small sea jellies, big sea jellies and a lot of cool containers. It also smelled like fish! I found out that behind the scenes, a Biologist cares for the jellies in their displays. Unfortunately, not everyone is allowed to go behind the scenes. I was lucky to do so during this exclusive Media Day event as an guest blogger for Family Vacation Hub.
My favorite sea jellies I saw were the Comb Jellies, Moon Jellies and baby Jellies. I loved the Comb Jellies because they looked electric. I liked the Moon Jellies because they do not sting and I was allowed to touch them. I liked the baby jellies because they were as small as a peanut and I thought they were cute.
There are a lot more sea jellies to explore at the Aquarium of the Pacific like, the Egg Yolk jelly and the Dotted jellies.
I highly recommend that you visit the Aquarium of the Pacific with your children because it is very fun and provides a lot of educational information. The jelly exhibits are really cool and colorful. I could sit there watching the jelly exhibits for hours and not get bored. See more about the rest of the aquarium from our previous family day at the Aquarium of the Pacific as well as our picture gallery of the aquarium.
Sea Jellies Exhibits of the Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific Photo Gallery (24 Images)
About the Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific, a nonprofit institution, celebrates our planet’s largest and most diverse body of water, the Pacific Ocean, and is dedicated to conserving nature and its resources by building relationships among people. Home to over 11,000 animals, the Aquarium features hands-on discovery labs, the Molina Animal Care Center, Lorikeet Forest aviary, interactive Shark Lagoon, Ocean Science Center, Wonders of the Deep gallery, and June Keyes Penguin Habitat.
Beyond its exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. It is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important topics facing our planet and our ocean are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in the search for sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and is located on Southern California’s coast at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. For more information, call 562-590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org.