The scenes inside Sea Life's tanks are like a Where's Waldo? book come to life, except the protagonists within the underwater tableau aren't awkwardly dressed like candy canes. Thousands of fish swirl through the waters, and you could easily spend hours picking out specific species.
Seahorses, on the other hand, swim in open view. So does other marine life—especially once you enter the ocean tunnel, which simulates the experience of walking across the ocean floor. Blacktip reef sharks roam overhead and flash their menacing teeth at the cownose stingrays, who appear to smile back.
The aquarium's more interactive attractions explain what makes undersea life so appealing. At the touchpool, for instance, education hosts explain the lives of coastal creatures, letting visitors touch everything in the exhibit, including sea stars and hermit crabs.
Even though Sea Life spans 20 displays and thousands of sea creatures, only so many creatures can call the aquarium home. To help marine life outside its walls, Sea Life runs and participates in many different conservation campaigns and programs. Sea Life aquarium rescues seals, finds permanent homes for disabled sea turtles, and breeds seahorses to protect these endangered species from extinction.
In 1996, the Halle Heart Children's Museum was conceived to educate kids about keeping their hearts healthy, thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease. Exhibits teach visitors how the circulatory system works and how choices in diet and exercise can help the heart grow stronger.
Size: 16,000 square feet of heart-healthy exhibits
Eye Catcher: Learn about the circulatory system in Follow Your Heart by examining a giant-sized model of the human heart
All Living Creatures: In All Creatures Great and Small, compare the human heart to those of different animals
Don't Miss: Two exhibits, The Marketplace highlights heart-healthy food options, and 911 Action Theater demonstrates how an individual can be a hero
Hands-On Exhibits: The Beat Goes On shows how regular heart-thumping exercise helps keep the heart in shape
From the Press:
"It's a kid-focused environment, but open to anyone wanting an engaging way to learn more about heart-healthy principles." — ABC15
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