Oh we love to be…under the sea! Ocean World is an ocean adventure for the whole family! Creatively built within an old sea barge, this family fun day out is home to an amazing variety of sea life!
Kids can watch, learn and even interact with these beautiful creatures that call the ocean their home. There are guided tours that they can enjoy, and ask all the questions they want about life under the ocean. These tours run during daylight hours (the tanks are naturally lit) and take about 40-45 minutes, and run every 20 minutes or so, so you can be guaranteed you won’t have to wait long for the next tour!
Ever touch a sea slug? Ewww! During the tour they take you to the interactive touch and feel Tide Pool Exhibit, where you can find out about creatures like the sea anemone, sea stars and sea slugs where you can actually dip your hand in and see what they are like to touch – are they are slimy as you thought? Perhaps they feel prickly?
After the touch pool, you will descend into the old barge where the half million gallon aquarium lives (that’s a LOT of water!). Here you can view 360 degrees of amazing sea life – it will feel like YOU are actually in the ocean with them!
The Rocky Bottom Environment is home to over twenty species of local rockfish, wolf eels, and giant sea stars to name a few, and the Sandy Bottom Environment is home to leopard sharks. Have a closer look for the cave dwelling horn sharks – can you spot them?
The Open Ocean Environment will show off the incredible Bat Rays – have a look at their rhythmic movements – have you seen anything else like it? Here you will also encounter green sturgeon, striped bass and the dogfish shark.
SHARK! Where? Oh few, just arrived in the Shark Gallery! We would say don’t worry they are behind glass, but this Shark Gallery gives you the opportunity to PET A REAL SHARK! Don’t worry…no-one has lost a finger yet….
Can you imagine what an 8 foot high Megalodon Shark jaw looks like? Pretty huge? Well, don’t forget your camera because you can step INSIDE one and actually take a picture! When you’re there, try and imagine what it would have looked like when it was roaming our oceans….
The grand finale is the Sea Lion and Seal show! Get down and watch Marina, Skully and Wyatt, our three harbor seals, entertain you as they play! Watch and learn about these beautiful creatures as you enjoy the show.
Everybody! We like to be…under the sea….!