SEA LIFE announce new WORLD FIRST New Ideas Zone
Published by: Curtis Williams 23/05/2016 at 2:50 pm
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park will be opening an innovative new space for visitors this year, in a completely fresh format which will be a world first for the organisation.
In the new space, called the “New Ideas Zone”, guests to the Park will be the first to experience three brand new SEA LIFE features and help decide which ones should be developed for use in SEA LIFE attractions globally.
Upon the entrance to the New Ideas Zone, a feature will draw attention to plastic pollution in the world’s rivers and oceans. Working with St Augustine’s School, the space will reveal an impressive light sculpture made from seven hundred waste drinking bottles. Each bottle will hold an environmental message from the schoolchildren, in an effort to inspire us all to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic items and to protect the world’s oceans for generations to come.
The New Ideas Zone’s three displays include:
- Glow – a colourful exhibit which showcases homegrown luminescent corals, sea fans and anemones.
- A tidal 4D rockpool experience – built to resemble the Giants Causeway; with sensory features such wind, rain and tides, home to temperate creatures including starfish, crabs and sea urchins.
- Electricity – a series of new 3D interactive features which displays the sparks and flicks of static electricity, given off by creatures such as electric eels.
Graham McGrath, Development Director of Merlin Animal Welfare and Development commented: “This new space is a world first for SEA LIFE. Guests to the Adventure Park will be the first to comment on brand new concepts and displays, plus coming face to face with new creatures and ideas they might not have seen before.”
Tamsin Mutton-Mcknight, General Manager of Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park added: “We are really proud and excited to offer this first look experience to our guests this year and gain their feedback on the future of SEA LIFE displays.”
The Ideas Zone will launch to the public from Whitsun bank holiday, 28th May . For more information and to book tickets visit www.sealifeweymouth.com or find us on www.Facebook.com/weymouthsealife/ and www.twitter.com/SEALIFEweymouth