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Aqua Van Coming to Exploration Place

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 12:52 PM

Prince George, B.C.-  The Vancouver Aquarium’s “Aqua Van” will be  in Prince George this weekend.“The Vancouver  Aquarium got a grant  for doing outreach, so we got a phone call out of  the blue asking if they could come and do a date with us” says  Exploration Place  CEO Tracy Calogheros.

So,  they worked on a date that would  work for  both the museum and Aqua Van  and  that date is  Sunday May 22nd and the Aqua Van will be on site from noon until 4 p.m..

“They will bring  live critters with them” says Cologheros “The van itself is literally a big truck  and it  be out in front of the museum on Sunday and they will bring touch tanks, as I understand it, into the atrium itself.”

Touch tanks are shallow aquariums which allow  folks to actually handle  the  creatures.

The  best news is that this visit won’t cost visitors  a cent.  “It’s 100% free, even the stuff in the atrium  is all being provided at no charge”  however access into the rest of the museum will see regular charges apply.

“The AquaVan is an outstanding chance to meet our underwater neighbours up close and personal,” said Tracy Calogheros.



I can’t help but think handling live sea creatures can’t be all that good for them.
Maybe I’m wrong.

    I don’t think the sea urchins and starfish are going to mind all that much.

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