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Dr. Seuss World Oceans Day Party June 5th

5/31/2010 7:44:00 AM

Tennessee Aquarium visitors enjoy a pop-up tank.


Above: One fish, two fish - Lisa Hootselle and daughter Emma, from Canton, GA, count fish inside one of the Tennessee Aquarium’s pop-up tanks.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     Contact: Thom Benson 423-785-3007
World Oceans Day Party at the Aquarium with Dr. Seuss’s Famous Fish
Celebrate 50Years of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Chattanooga, Tenn. (May 27, 2010) – The Tennessee Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day on Saturday, June 5th by tipping our hats to Dr. Seuss to mark the 50th Anniversary of  One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
“Catfish and starfish, the Aquarium’s got guitarfish.”
Inspired by the theme of diversity in One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Aquarium events scheduled for the World Oceans Day party will teach children how everyday actions impact the ocean and about the importance of protecting the variety of life found within its depths. Children will have Seussational fun getting to know the ocean’s creatures with Seussian crafts, tattoos, dive shows and activities in both Aquarium buildings.
“Download and show. Kids will save some dough.”
Visit the Tennessee Aquarium’s website to download a Seuss-Styled scavenger hunt activity sheet. Present the sheet at the Aquarium ticketing center to receive half off child’s admission. Offer valid on June 5, 2010 only.
“Stop by for a look, bring home a free book.”
The first 3,000 children at the Tennessee Aquarium will receive a FREE  Dr. Seuss's "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" activity book and if you dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character you may receive a prize! Children will enjoy story time  by The Public Library at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30  in the River Journey Auditorium with free Dr. Seuss bookmarks followed by an interactive oceans program.
“Meet animals by chance - hear music to make you dance.”
Special Animal Encounter programs will highlight terrestrial animals every hour in both Aquarium buildings. Some will be species that young visitors can touch. Paul Vogler will entertain Aquarium guests with his lively steel drum music. Visitors will be encouraged to “play along” with him, tap toes or dance awhile.
“Below the sea and beyond the stars, IMAX takes me places I can’t go in a car.”
Visitors can save money by adding tickets to Wild Ocean 3D or Hubble 3D for just $5.00 when they purchase an IMAX 3D Theater / Tennessee Aquarium combination ticket.
The Aquarium’s World Oceans Day party is planned in cooperation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children’s Books and The Ocean Project.

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