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|The Birds Are Back In Town!|
MYSTIC, Conn. (April 21, 2009) – Our feathered friends from down under are back to summer at Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. “Birds of the Outback,” the only exhibit of its kind in New England, returns on May 2.
The enclosed 1,200-square-foot aviary houses hundreds of colorful cockatiels, parakeets and rosellas, all native to Australia. With the $3 exhibit entry fee (plus aquarium admission), guests receive a millet seed stick for feeding the birds. Once inside the exhibit, where the friendly birds sing and fly freely, simply hold the stick in the air and watch them swoop down to perch on your arm and eat right out of your hands! Guests will also learn about the birds’ habitat and behaviors, as well as the issues and challenges currently facing birds in the wild. WHAT: “Birds of the Outback,” a temporary, interactive exhibit that allows guests to have close encounters with hundreds of Australian birds and feed them right from their handsWHEN: May 2 to September 13. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.WHERE: Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355COST: $3 per person, plus aquarium admission.For more information, call (860) 572-5955 or visit mysticaquarium.org.About Sea Research Foundation, Inc.
Mystic Aquarium, Institute for Exploration and Immersion Presents are divisions of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., a private, non-profit, charitable organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut. The mission of Sea Research is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration.###
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