Admission for Four with Optional Habitat Adoption at Ocean Explorium (Up to 51% Off)

New Bedford

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An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of ambling fish and bubbling tanks that make us nostalgic for the gestation pods in which all human life begins. Come full circle with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $17 for admission for four (up to a $34 value)
  • $44 for admission for four and adoption of any habitat (up to an $89 value)

For the second option, patrons can pick their favorite sea creatures and make a donation of up to $50 to help finance the vital maintenance of the animals' habitat. Click here for a list of available habitats. Valid for one year, adoption includes the following benefits:

  • Laminated certificate
  • Packet with information on your selected habitat
  • Regular email updates on the habitat
  • A toy and keepsake relevant to your habitat
  • Half off the cost of feeding the creatures in your chosen habitat, provided you meet the height requirement and do so during the designated times

Ocean Explorium

It would take months of sea travel, extensive scuba certifications, and fluency in several crustacean dialects to find—let alone interact with—all the creatures found in Ocean Explorium's interactive exhibits. The museum emphasizes environmental stewardship and scientific literacy through several educational habitats such as petting tanks of local aquatic wildlife—including New Bedford's world-famous scallops and schools of rays and sharks. The Living Laboratory exhibit brings visitors face to face with juvenile sea creatures, such as larval lobsters, shark eggs, and baby seahorses still too small for their seaweed saddles.

Beyond the up-close encounters with denizens of the deep, Ocean Explorium also enlightens patrons with a variety of non-living displays. The Explorer's Zone presents scientific experiments that reveal the workings of the natural world through hands-on exhibits themed around different weekly topics. Advanced computers construct a three-dimensional image of our home planet as it appears from outer space in the Science on a Sphere exhibit, displaying global weather patterns in real time or replaying natural phenomena from history, such as the time it rained men.

Ocean Explorium

It would take months of sea travel, extensive scuba certifications, and fluency in several crustacean dialects to find—let alone interact with—all the creatures found in Ocean Explorium's interactive exhibits. The science center emphasizes environmental stewardship and scientific literacy through several educational habitats such as touch tanks of local aquatic wildlife—including New Bedford's world-famous scallops and schools of rays and sharks. The Living Laboratory exhibit brings visitors face to face with sea creatures such as baby sharks, shark egg cases, coral farm, and moon jellies. Beyond the up-close encounters with denizens of the deep, Ocean Explorium also enlightens patrons with a variety of non-living displays. The Explorer's Zone presents scientific experiments that reveal the workings of the natural world through hands-on exhibits themed around different weekly topics, and Discovery Bay enthralls children aged eight or younger with games, puzzles, and a sand and water table. Advanced computers construct a three-dimensional image of our home planet as it appears from outer space in the Science on a Sphere exhibit, displaying global weather patterns in real time or replaying natural phenomena from history, such as the time it rained men.

Reviews

The staff is terrific, they are there to make the place enjoyable for everyone.

Dawn L., TripAdvisor, 7/30/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “AWESOME TIME PETTING SHARKS, THE STAFF WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FRIENDLY”

  • “Small, but perfect for our kids (ages 3-1) the staff was wonderful & helpful. ”

  • “A great place to explore the wonder of the sea ”


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    New Bedford

    174 Union St.

    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

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In a Nutshell

Explore the oceans through interactive tanks, encounters with baby sea creatures, and a 3-D projection of the earth as it appears from space

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 20th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Shipping included within 25 Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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