Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin!

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    Tour Beginning Summer 2019

    The Magic House’s newest traveling exhibit brings the Jim Henson Company’s popular PBS KIDS TV show, Splash and Bubbles, to life. The exhibit, like the show, helps build both STEM and social-emotional skills as children learn how to protect the ocean and its ecosystems.  Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! encourages children to become Reef Town Rangers taking on the role of ocean explorers and protectors.

    Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! was created by The Magic House in collaboration with Herschend Enterprise and The Jim Henson Company.

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    Just like the popular PBS Kids TV show, the Splash and Bubbles traveling exhibit helps children build both scientific inquiry and social-emotional skills as they learn how to protect the ocean and its ecosystems. A key conservation message of the exhibit is that everyone, including children, can create one small ripple to help our big ocean.

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    Kelp Forest

    In the Kelp Forest, children will navigate an under-the-sea maze along the ocean floor. As they navigate from one side of the algae forest to the other, they will be encouraged to help keep the Kelp Forest clean and to collect green and red algae and sea stars along their journey.

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    Reeftown Rangers Clubhouse

    Children will explore a sunken ship and learn about the differences between real and artificial reefs.  Plus, they will complete a treasure hunt and explore a revolving globe to understand how all oceans are interconnected.

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    Flo’s School of Fish

    Children will learn fun fish facts from Flo, the show’s resident ‘teacher’. Students in Flo’s School of Fish will explore a variety of sea creatures, from sharks to sea urchins and learn ways to identify mysterious ocean animals.

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    The Deep, Dark Theater

    Visitors enter a space surrounded by glowing sea creatures as they learn about bioluminescence and the 90% of the animals that have this ability to glow in The Deep.

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    Children become Reeftown Rangers as they take a pledge to protect the ocean! The newly appointed rangers will then explore the Reeftown Obstacle Course and discover various sea creatures along the way.