PBS SoCaL Education spent the day at the Aquarium of the Pacific last Friday, showcasing the new educational and interactive online tool, the Dinosaur Train Discovery Tour. School groups and families were able to visit exhibits throughout the Aquarium to listen and learn lots of fun facts about different animals and exhibits and compare them to their prehistoric counterparts. Dinosaur Train's Buddy the Dinosaur stopped by to say hello and to get everyone excited about a day of learning and fun at the Aquarium.
Attendees had a great time taking a tour through the Aquarium on their mobile devices or at one of the computer stations set up next to the amazing animal exhibits. Did you know that during the Cretaceous Period there was a shark called Cretoxyrhina? Cretoxyrhina was one of the giants of the seas and reached up to 25 feet long! You can make your own connections with the Discovery Tour the next time you visit an aquarium, natural history museum or zoo.
That evening, the Aquarium switched gears and welcomed their members along with PBS SoCaL members for a special evening with Dinosaur Train. The Aquarium was cleared, lights were lowered, and 1,000 members got the chance for their own private experience in the Aquarium with Dinosaur Train, the Discovery Tour and Buddy the Dinosaur. Special undersea Dinosaur Train episodes were shown in the Ocean Science Center and Ocean Theater, Buddy grooved to "Dinosaurs A to Z" onstage and members participated in hands on activities like ocean origami and underwater murals.
You can become a PBS SoCaL member to be invited to these exclusive events for the chance to get up close and personal with your favorite PBS Kids characters. Catch highlights of the special members-only event in our PBS SoCaL Extras online exclusive and check out pictures from the day on the PBS SoCaL Flickr stream.
We hope you enjoyed the Aquarium of the Pacific with Dinosaur Train and we will see you at our next special event!