Today, we celebrate the launch of Vancouver Aquarium’s new spring feature, Babies, which will run until May 6, 2012.
Visitors are invited to explore the galleries to discover hundreds of babies, including seahorses, clown anemonefish, wolf-eels and poison frogs, and find out about the unusual ways different animal species breed and care for their young through new daily shows, interactive exhibits and family activities.
Did you know that for over 55 years, the Aquarium has been successfully breeding thousands of animals from fishes and invertebrates to reptiles and birds? Babies highlights our vital research and conservation initiatives, and connects you with science while you discover some of the work happening behind the scenes.
During Babies you’ll also be able to visit our baby nursery in the Canaccord Financial Exploration Gallery to see the fascinating two-stage life-cycle of moon jellies and meet real live jelly babies. See the baby clown anemonefish and seahorses in a new temporary exhibit in the Pacific Canada Pavilion, and don’t miss your chance put on your dancing shoes and boogie with baby penguin Mumble in the Happy Feet 4-D Experience.
Interpretative staff will be running three new exciting shows. Babies: Saving Our Frogs will talk to amphibians facing extinction and showcase one of our local species, the Oregon spotted frog. Find out how the Vancouver Aquarium is actively involved in the preservation and restoration of these ‘ribbiting’ animals by breeding their babies.
Babies: Heroic Wolf Eels will take you behind the scenes as–thanks to live video–you will virtually meet the researchers in the fish lab who are tirelessly working to uncover the best way to breed wolf-eels. And lastly, Babies: Seahorse Romance will surely surprise you as we explore how males get pregnant and dance when mating. The Babies show schedule is available online at www.vanaqua.org
We’d like to hear from you. Share your Babies visitor’s experience with us!