Birds of the Bay Soar at the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium this June
NEWPORT, R.I. ??? Save The Bay???s Exploration Center and Aquarium soars into June by turning a spotlight on our feathered friends, the Birds of the Bay. Visitors to the aquarium in June will learn about the local birds that frequent the blue waters of Narragansett Bay through hands-on crafts, a story hour, a scavenger hunt and the chance to win aquarium-themed prizes.
With Memorial Day weekend behind us, the Exploration Center and Aquarium on Easton???s Beach in Newport has resumed summer hours and is now open daily, 10 a.m. ??? 4 p.m.
More than 200 bird species from all over the world flock annually to Rhode Island???s Narragansett Bay.
Birds such as the great egret, osprey and the piping plover frequent the shoreline and feed on native fish and invertebrate species, some of which are housed in SaveThe Bay???s Exploration Center and Aquarium???s tanks.
Guests can enjoy a reading of the children???s book, ???Where Did All the Water Go???? by Carolyn Stearns, before building their very own bird out of recycled materials, embarking on an aquarium-wide search for bird posters and even winning prizes.
While visitors at the aquarium are learning about local birds, they can also meet the aquarium???s newest arrivals, including a brilliant red sea raven, an electric northern stargazer, frilled anemones and two newborn smooth dogfish sharks.
The Exploration Center and Aquarium is located in the Easton???s Beach Rotunda at 175 Memorial Blvd. in Newport, Rhode Island. The center is open daily 10 AM to 4 PM Memorial Day – Labor Day. General admission is $8 with discounts for military and senior citizens.
Save The Bay Family Members can enjoy FREE admission for two adults and up to four children.??For more information about the Exploration Center and Aquarium, visit savebay.org/aquarium or call 401-324-6020. The Exploration Center and Aquarium is supported, in part, by Corvias Solutions