If you’re headed through Oregon this Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28), be sure to stop into the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Billed as an interactive children’s exhibit, The Sea & Me opens Memorial Weekend with a Saturday performance by Radio Disney – something kids of all ages will enjoy.
Aquarium Director of Education and Volunteer Services, Kerry Carlin-Morgan explains the significance of the exhibit, “Visitors to The Sea & Me will delve into the ocean on our submarine, haul in a catch on our fishing boat, dig in the sand for seashore treasures and sea, hear and touch some really cool animals. For grown-ups, one of the great pleasures in life can still be play.” Carlin-Morgan confesses that while the exhibit is designed for kids, it is enjoyable for all, “How wonderful it is to do the things you loved when you were younger with your own children and grandchildren. Get in there and have some fun, too!”
The Sea & Me features a Submarine Sea Lab, Fishing Gallery, play area, touch pool and marine displays of animals. Sure to bring a full day of excitement, the Submarine Sea Lab features interactive displays and a mini-submarine with a working periscope, simulated ocean views and modern technology – giving the kiddos something to flip, pull, twist and turn. The Fishing Gallery is sure to marvel your little anglers with a miniature fishing boat including a wheelhouse and fishing gear. The Sea & Me exhibit also includes information about seafood: where it comes from and how it’s caught. A place for younger children, the “Create Your Own Ocean Experience” is a free-play area where kids can interact with one another and check out discovery boxes filled with play shark jaws, whale baleen, ocean-themed books and marine animal costumes the kids can try on.
For more information call 541-867-3474 or visit www.aquarium.org.