Underwater Pumpkin Carving & Live Animal Enrichment
Saturday, October 29
FREE for Members or with General Admission
At 11 am, you can watch a live underwater pumpkin carving by divers in the Oceans Tank. If you miss the live demonstration or want to avoid the crowd, a video from a previous year of the Museum’s volunteer divers carving pumpkins underwater will be showing all day.
There will also be carved pumpkins in the live animal enclosures in the Discover Exhibit. The pumpkins provide extra enrichment activities and a special treat for the live animals. The carvings will be based on the winners’ designs from the Pumpkin Stencil Contest.
Enrichment allows animals in captivity to experience something new and stimulating. This keeps their mind and senses active while encouraging the animals to use their natural behaviors.
· Live Underwater Pumpkin Carving in the Oceans Tank – 11 am
· Underwater Pumpkin Carving Video – All Day
· Live Animal Enrichment in the Discover Exhibit – All Day