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Ocean Explorium is an aquarium, museum, and science center that you can explore with your car rental Boston. It is located in New Bedford.
Find your inspiration
When you visit with your car rental Boston, you will find that the sea is a source of life and inspiration. For those living along the coast, it provides so much and needs to be protected. The mission of the Museum is to establish New Bedford as a center for ocean science and emphasize environmental stewardship.
Learning about the sea
One of the exhibits that you will see here when you visit with your car rental Boston is the Living Ocean exhibit, which is a series of six aquatic habitats. There is a living coral reef that will educate you on the issue of coral bleaching and the effects of global warming on the sea. There are also exhibits with scallops, New England fish, jellyfish, anemone fish, and seahorses. There is also a living laboratory where you can see the early stages of marine life, which few people get to see. They display jellyfish euphyrae, larval lobster, shark egg cases, baby seahorses, and more.
If you visit after November 2009, there will be a new exhibit on display at Ocean Explorium. It will be a touch tank where you will be able touch sting rays and small sharks. At certain times, you might even get to feed the animals if you are lucky! Also opening soon is the Humans and the Ocean exhibit, which opens in 2010. It will display the relationship between humans and the ocean.
Look up into the sky
Space is the next frontier, and the Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit will open in mid-October. When you visit with your car rental Boston, you will learn about the contributions that the Hubble telescope has made to science and see some of the images that it brings back from space. You can also visit the Science on a Sphere exhibit where high-speed computers and projects use advanced technology to create images of the Earth as seen from space. It also allows you to see the effects of climate change, ocean currents, and weather patterns on the earth.
Plan your trip
When you visit with your car rental Boston, the museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you can see the Living Exhibits, Science on a Sphere, and Discovery Bay. Ocean Voice is held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, and $4 for children. To get here with your car rental Boston, take the southeast expressway towards Quincy and Braintree. Take Route 128 North to Route 24 South. This off-ramp is on the left side of the highway, so watch out for it. When you get to Taunton and the Silver City Galleria Mall exit, take Route 140 South to Exit 2E (195 East). Get off at Exit 15 (Route 18 South). You will find yourself on Route 18. Drive through one set of lights and the next set of lights will be for Union Street. Take a right on Union Street. Continue two blocks up Union Street and the Ocean Explorium will be on your left hand side (across the street from the Green Bean Coffee Shop).
The Ocean Explorium is a great place to visit with your car rental Boston. It is a short trip to New Bedford, but once you are there, you will learn a lot about ocean life and the relationship that people have with the sea. The exhibits are always being updated and new ones will be opening soon.
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