NewsHillsborough County


Sea-span: Florida Aquarium coming to you during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 6:38 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 06:38:44-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Stuck at home and looking for something to do? Have no fear, the Florida Aquarium is here!


After making the decision to close through the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the aquarium announced the launch of "SEA-SPAN" on Monday.

During the closure, the aquarium is going to have daily Facebook Lives to keep kids learning and adults entertained.

RECOMMENDED: Local school districts announce plans to feed students during closure

“We’re bringing the Aquarium to folks who are stuck at home,” said Debbi Stone, Vice President of Learning at The Florida Aquarium. “The Aquarium is still a resource to our community even while our building is closed. That’s why we are trying to fill a void with our daily Facebook Live. Our goal is to provide fun and educational content to families who are stuck at home.”

The sessions start with a 10 a.m. check in on Tuesday with the aquarium's world famous lemurs — Lulu, Remy and Annie.

RECOMMENDED: Things to do with your kids while social distancing for coronavirus

"We’re looking forward to bringing some pawsitivity and ottterly amazing content your way during the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. You’ll enjoy checking in on all of your favorite aquatic animals right from the comfort of your home."

Head on over to the aquarium's Facebook page to watch live! But if you miss it, don't worry. The videos will be posted to the aquarium's website and Youtube as well.