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When looking for things to do with your kids, it always helps when that activity is not only fun, but educational too! That’s why the New York Aquarium’s new summer exhibit A-MAZING WATER is the perfect thing for you to do with your family this weekend and any other.

The A-MAZING WATER exhibit will run from June 8th-September 9th as part of the  celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8, 2012, and will be an exciting interactive experience that will demonstrate the importance of water to life and the survival of the planet, and how it connects us all. The highlight of this exhibit is Water’s Extreme Journey a 3,000 square foot maze that transforms visitors into a drop of water!

The A-MAZE-ING Water Exhibit

The A-MAZE-ING Water will also feature special hands-on activities that will take place on weekends only and include:

Take Action Mailbox Station – Visitors can act immediately on their concerns based upon what they just experienced in the maze and appeal to local legislators to support clean water initiatives.  This area gives them the opportunity to voice their concerns by writing a letter, drawing a picture, or making a collage. Letters and art will be delivered to local government officials.

  • Giant Community Mosaic –Using imagination, visitors can create more than 600 mosaic tiles that combine to make a large-scale work of art.  The Wyland-designed mosaic reinforces the power of community coming together for a common goal.
  • Model of Local Watershed – A model of a typical watershed will give visitors a chance to see how pollutants turn into run-off that affects drinking water and impacts the health of our oceans.
  • New York Seascape Interactive– Visitors will explore the New York Bight and discover the remarkable diversity of marine life that lives in local waters (330 species of marine fish, 26 species of sharks and four species of sea turtles) through an interactive game.
  • Water-themed Art Exhibition: The aquarium’s Ocean View Room will be transformed into The Conservation Gallery  and feature multi-media artists who will display their works from a variety of mediums. All works of art will celebrate the importance, vitality, and beauty of water.

The New York Aquarium offers so much, so be sure to take advantage of it all when you visit! More information about other New York Aquarium events is available at www.nyaquarium.com

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