San Diegotravel

Sea Life Aquarium’s New Exhibit Jellyfish Discovery Now Open!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. 

Thank you so much to Sea Life Aquarium for inviting us to this preview of the new Jellyfish Discovery. 

20140304_173943

 

A couple nights ago the girls and I headed down to Legoland for some behind the scenes fun. We were there to explore the new Jellyfish Discovery before it opens to the public!

The new exhibit is set among a really cool underwater like space, in it's own private room, and there are over 100 jellyfish for you to get to know.

20140304_182834

My oldest even bought and wore Jellyfish socks to celebrate! I had no idea they made jellyfish socks. I guess I was ‘schooled'… pun totally intended!

20140304_182527

My little one sat here for a very long time just watching the jellyfish move around. It's pretty fascinating and relaxing too.

We saw moon jellyfish, blubber jellyfish and spotted jellyfish from around the world in six display tanks containing 1,500 gallons of water. The room has lights that change color and it is very cool to see the jellyfish change with it.

20140304_182100

As we entered the jellyfish area we listened in on a talk about the life cycle of the jellyfish and how they are able to move around. 

20140304_182043

Jellyfish are classified as a free-swimming marine mammal… even though they have no nerves, no blood, no heart and no brain. Even without all that, the jellyfish has organs that are able to sense and interpret smell, light and other animals that are around them.

20140304_181705

It wasn't all fun learning though… there was some goofing off too! 

20140304_180230 20140304_174938(0) 20140304_174820

There is so much to see and do… but we always make time for a little shark scare at the end!

20140304_194100

Jellyfish Discovery opens Today, Thursday March 6th at Legoland California Resort's Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad. 

Do you have a favorite Jellyfish?

Tags : Carlsbad
Heather
Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.

20 Comments

  1. How much fun! We have not been to Sea Life but we really want to visit. What a fun time you had and so lucky to be invited for a preview!

  2. I love aquariums! They are so calming, and beautiful to look at. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a jellyfish that close before. Sounds like fun!

  3. Jellyfish socks pretty much rock! I had no idea they make those. I think I could sit in the room with the jellyfish for hours and just watch them. It looks so peaceful.

  4. So is this part of Legoland or something separate? We are heading that way for a vacation in May and my kids would love to see those jellyfish. I’ll have to go on their website to learn more.

  5. Very cool. They’re mesmerizing creatures aren’t they? I would prefer to see them behind glass than when I’m scuba diving or snorkeling. Ouch 🙂

  6. just another reason we need to take a trip out to cali! my three year old would love this! maybe they will have one on the east coast?

  7. The beautiful lights really make the Jellyfish display look amazing! Having been stung by one in real life in the ocean, I would love to see them behind glass only in such a beautiful way.

Comments are closed.