“Delve into a world where ocean animals are suited with armor”, asked the Aquarium of the Pacific, the first to host the Surfrider Foundation’s inaugural Ocean Armor exhibit for two months. The exhibit, sponsored by Saatchi & Saatchi, shows various ocean animals “suited in armor”. Saatchila, account executive, Raymond Hwang, was on hand, along with Surfrider’s Dr. Chad Johnson to explain that the exhibit seeks “to use art to educate visitors and raise awareness about issues affecting the world’s coastlines.”
Concurrently, the public will be able to learn how to protect marine life through AOP’s Ocean in Motion multimedia program. Ocean in Motion is an ongoing program that uses the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s Science on a Sphere® technology and is located in the Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center. This show connects ocean health to human health from a global perspective, using a combination of music, video, narration, and data.
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While at the aquarium, don’t forget to visit the June Keyes Penguin Habitat! The exhibit features a rocky area and beach that resembles the penguins’ natural habitat, a pool for swimming, and nesting areas. “Newsome” is just one of the Brazilian penguins in the habitat. Exhibit panels and interactive touch screens provide information about penguins and issues that are affecting their survival in the wild. Life-sized models of penguins representing other species are also on display in the exhibit area.
The Aquarium is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aquarium admission is $25.95 adults 12+, $22.95 seniors 62+, $14.95 per child (ages 3-11), and free to Aquarium members and children under age three. For more information, the public can visitwww.aquariumofpacific.org or call 562-590-3100.
Surfrider Foundation: http://www.surfrider.org/
Saatchi & Saatchi LA: http://www.saatchila.com/