“Aquanaut Adventure” – Georgia Aquarium
Housing more than 100,000 animals and ten million gallons of water, the Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest on Earth. BPI collaborated with the Aquarium team to develop the Aquanaut Adventure, a Discovery Zone.
Dart Frogs is a 4-person game, where visitors use a poison dart frog avatar to compete with other guests. Players work against the clock, guiding a frog around the screen, trying to chomp down as many spiders and insects as possible. The more insects collected, the higher the frog’s toxicity level rises. And the highest poison-percentage wins!
In Hydrothermal Vents, visitors beat on drums to stimulate minerals living at the bottom of the sea. As a visitor taps along to a beat, minerals spill from vents and fall to the sea floor, where they help to produce mollusks. This tactile AV interactive serves as a fun way to teach young visitors that organisms flourish even in the darkest depths of the sea.
In other exhibits, BPI media programs give visitors a chance to learn about the ocean foods that nurture water creatures from fish to sea turtles and bottlenose dolphins.