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Aquariums as teaching tools: New aquarium at The Woodlands Children’s Museum provides valuable lessons

Submitted by on May 7, 2013 – 2:05 pmNo Comment |

woodlandsThe Woodlands, TX (April 18, 2013) — The Woodlands Children’s Museum has updated its aquarium exhibit, adding a stronger structure and expanding the size of the tank. The museum invites families to stop by and visit the underwater creatures in their new and improved home.

 Fish Gallery, a Houston-based company, designed and installed the ecologically friendly freshwater aquarium, in addition to helping with the donation of the new habitat.

 The business offers more than 25 years of experience in retail, service and custom aquarium-building both domestically and internationally. Their designs are a sustainable alternative to saltwater aquariums.

Angela Colton, executive director of The Woodlands Children’s Museum, said aquariums are not only beautiful but also useful educational tools. “Children love to watch fish swim – and with a little guidance, the aquarium can be a springboard for learning,” she said.

 Colton says there are several ways to make the most of an aquarium:

  •  Reduce Stress – Aquariums can be calming to children with anxiety or hyperactive disorders.
  • Learn about different species – Talk to children about the different types of fish and aquatic plants.
  • Explain the concepts of ecosystems and habitats.
  • Get inspired – Use the aquarium as creative fodder – draw the fish, tell a story about the aquatic life or act out the animal’s movements in the water.

The new aquarium is just one of several fun and educational exhibits at The Woodlands Children’s Museum.

 All activities are included in the cost of admission. Daily Admission is $5 per person 2 years and older. Admission is free for children under 2 and museum members. Recommended for ages 7 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 Located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, in The Woodlands, 77381, the museum has a full calendar of exciting activities. For museum hours and more information, visit www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org or call 281-465-0955.

About The Woodlands Children’s Museum

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and exciting children and their families in lifelong learning and discovery. The Museum also provides multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences encouraging children to celebrate and embrace cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Year-round, hands-on activities – from reading and art to science and magic –are all intended to make a positive difference in the life of a child. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.

Source : The Paper Magazine

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