The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California has added 3 new sizzling exhibits just in time for Summer! Last week, my family and I had the chance to check them out as guests of the aquarium.
Archerfish, normally found in Asia and Australia now have their own outdoor exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific. These fish hunt insects near the surface of the water by shooting a powerful spray of water out of their mouths. La This knocks the unsuspecting prey into the water where the Archerfish eat them. One of the habitats of the Archerfish is the Mangrove forests of coastal intertidal zones. These habitats are under threat by human development and climate change. My children learned that supporting sustainable development is one way to make a difference in protecting the Mangrove forests where Archerfish live.
Our Water Future Exhibit
In the new Our Water Future exhibit, kids will enjoy a monarch butterfly garden, digital displays and many interactive features. My daughter especially enjoyed the interactive model of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River watersheds. She liked pushing the buttons to make it “rain” over the map and watch how water flows over land and into the ocean. Other displays include information about indoor water usage, making California lawns water friendly and our future water supply.