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HANDS-ON LEARNING

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach guests can experience the thrill of holding horseshoe crabs at the Discovery Center, an interactive, multimedia playground and educational center that fascinates children and adults of all ages.

Filled with fun and interactive displays, the Discovery Center invites you to learn by participation. You can solve puzzles, test your knowledge against the experts and your friends.

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PUFFERS CAN JOIN YOUR ADVENTURE!

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PUFFER FISH

Meet the puffers! Members of the puffer fish family can change their shape dramatically. These animals often look like a typical fish, but when they are alarmed, they take in water or air and inflate themselves to avoid being eaten!

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HORSESHOE CRABS

Did you know horseshoe crabs are not true crabs? They are more closely related to spiders and scorpions! They lay their eggs on beaches, have copper-based blue blood that is used by scientists to diagnose diseases, and are considered living fossils, as they have been on Earth for over 200 million years!

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