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Splash Zone: Ocean Homes Galleries Expanded
October 2008A revamped and expanded Splash Zone: Ocean Homes galleries is launched. Now visitors can journey through an enchanting underwater forest, stroll beneath a sunlit kelp canopy, delight in the wonders of pot-bellied seahorses and pharaoh cuttlefish, pop up next to penguins and much more.
It's an enhancement of the award-winning family exhibit that opened in April 2000. The renovated galleries explore three ocean habitatsthe Enchanted Kelp Forest, Coral Reef Kingdom and Rugged Rocky Shoreand combine new interactive experiences, games and live animals with visitor favorites from the original galleries. Children can crawl through a coral reef cave, make waves along the rocky shore and investigate creatures that live in a kelp holdfast.