Ocean Explorium

New Bedford

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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

Promotional value expires Apr 10, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Shipping included within 25 miles of Ocean Explorium. Ocean Explorium reserves the right to substitute kids' gift pack if necessary. Some habitats are subject to availability or may take up to 2 weeks to become available. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 $84 value)<p>

For the habitat adoption, 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. 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<p>

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.

Customer Reviews

Great place for little ones
Jennifer S. · April 13, 2013
A great place to explore the wonder of the sea
Dave P. · February 24, 2013
Good for younger children. Loved the touch tanks. Not crowded.
Cheryl S. · February 21, 2013

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