Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Touching Sharks and Rays: Visitor photos and visiting tips

The sharks and rays are a big hit! The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank is the Aquarium's new star attraction. With such a popular new exhibit, the Aquarium can get busy, especially during school vacation week. We recommend visitors follow these steps:
  • Buy your tickets online to avoid the line.
  • For best viewing during this busy time, plan on visiting at 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. (The Aquarium is open until 6 p.m. from April 15 to April 24. Check hours here.)
  • Check out these parking options before leaving for your visit.
Not only are people excited to touch the passing sharks and rays, they're doing an amazing job of sharing that experience online. Here's some images posted by visitors on various social networks. 

@cannedpeas on twitter shared this photo of a close encounter with 
one of the bonnethead sharks in the new exhibit.

@YaTYaTHK put up this amazing blog post of images from an Aquarium visit, including this shot.

Julie Scilierri Blake posted photo on the Aquarium's facebook page with the caption "High five Mr. Ray!"
(That red mark on the young man's hand is the visitor stamp everyone gets on their way into the Aquarium.)

Another photo from Julie Scilierri Blake that she posted photo on the Aquarium's Facebook page
This one has the caption "I touched the stingray!"

This photo was posted by flickr user diego_carolyn.

Come visit the new exhibit with your family and share your own shark and ray touch tank photos with the Aquarium on Facebook, @neaq on Twitter or tagging #new england aquarium on Tumblr

1 comment:

  1. I really like sharks and im only 12 but im really interested in them wish u could put more photos up please!!!!!!!! :P


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