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NMLC Critter Tank

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Can there be anything more exciting to children than a Critter Tank?  I think not.  Snails and shrimp and crabs, oh my!  Children become entranced watching lady (calico) crabs dancing around the tank.  Then there are the too proud hermit crabs parading over the rock floor to show off their latest homes, yet coveting everyone else’s shell at the same time.  The sea star clings to the center of the tank, while shrimp pulse through the water, occasionally getting swept away by a towering spray of air bubbles.

Come rain or come shine, the NMLC Discovery Center is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm.  Don’t miss it!  The National Marine Life Center can be found at 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay on the north (mainland) bank of Cape Cod Canal, right near the Railroad Bridge and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Enoy a sneak peak at the NMLC Critter Tank!

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