Jellies: Phantoms of the Deep at the Long Beach AquariumNew for this summer season at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is Jellies: Phantoms of the Deep, an exhibit about the different types of jellyfish found in the Earth's oceans. Jellyfish are amazing creatures that have survived more than 650 million years of Earth's history and can be found in every ocean and sea. There are roughly 200 jellyfish species but not one of them has a spine or even a brain. They are related to both coral and sea anemones, but they can be beautiful creatures full of color and wildly varying shapes. The Moon Jelly can
Jellyfish ExhibitThe Phantoms of the Deep exhibit has several interesting areas to explore. Perhaps the most interesting is the Sting-O-Meter, a safe way to see how it feels to be stung by the tentacles of different jellyfish species. The Plankton Station will teach you about jellies favorite meal and the By the Wind Sailor shows how this species uses surface winds to move on the ocean surface. The insides and make up of jellyfish are shown in Bubble Trouble, a replica of a jellyfish. Every day visitors can play Jelly Jeopardy with questions about how jellies live, eat and survive in the world's oceans. Jelly Jeopardy lasts 20 minutes and is held in the Marine Life Theater for the entire summer. Two-hour preschool programs are
Hours of Operation and LocationJellies: Phantoms of the Deep is starting this June at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. The aquarium is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Christmas Day and the weekend of the Long Beach Grand Prix. Admission is: adults, $14.95; seniors older than 60, $10.25; children three to 11 years, $7.95. Behind the scenes tours of the aquarium are now available every day. Tours are $15 per person and need to be bought with aquarium admission.
For more information about the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, call 562-437-FISH.
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