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May 5, 2014

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You're Invited to Solve "Mysteries" of the Exploration Center

Save The Bay Offers Behind-The-Scenes Feeding Program

NEWPORT, RI – Have you ever wondered what a shark eats or what a sea urchin finds appetizing? Save The Bay is offering a new program to provide a hands-on way to answer these questions.

The Exploration Center & Aquarium, located at Easton’s Beach in Newport, offers a new behind-the-scenes weekend feeding program called “Mysteries of the Exploration Center.”

The hour-long program allows the public to feed the fish, sharks, crab, octopus, and lobster while learning about the systems that keep the facility running 24-hours a day. A special tour of the Center by the aquarist will give visitors a glimpse of how the creatures are cared for.  

“The animals really come alive at feeding time,” said Adam Kovarsky, Aquarist and Education Specialist. “This is a great program that we’ve launched to fully experience the Exploration Center and learn about creatures from our local waters.”

The program began in March and has wowed many visitors. It will continue to run throughout the summer.

Feeding programs are currently offered on Sundays. The cost is $10 per person and includes food for the animals. Space is limited. To purchase your spot on the next Mysteries program, visit www.savebay.org/mysteries

The Exploration Center & Aquarium is home to more than 140 species from Narragansett Bay.  The aquarium’s hands-on exhibits allow visitors to get face-to-fin with lobsters, crabs, fish, and more critters from local waterways. It’s a perfect destination for families, whether locals or visitors exploring the area. General admission is $6 and free for Save The Bay members.