It's 5pm. Do you know what the sea lions are doing?
Join us Atlas Obscura and expert hosts Stephanie Joseph and Ethan Angelica as we explore the underwater world of the New York Aquarium's sea lions! During this one-hour online experience, we'll go behind the scenes and be on the stage (virtually) with the sea lions, and find out what it takes to work with these fantastic aquatic mammals. We'll explore the difference between seals and sea lions and what we can do to keep the ocean habitats healthy for them and us, and the sea lion keepers will be there to answer any other questions you might have. We might even be joined by some special surprise creature friends!
If you have any questions about the animals, you'll be able to talk directly to Stephanie and Ethan, and pick their brains for all the trivia you can handle! So grab your favorite beverage, and join us for underwater happy hour!
Stephanie Joseph joined the New York Aquarium two years ago as the Curator of Education. Over the last 20 years, she’s enjoyed sharing her passion for animals and conservation with guests of all ages. Stephanie is excited to continue exploring New York’s natural areas and building partnerships around the city. Her favorite shark at NYA is the leucistic zebra shark.
Ethan Angelica has been talking about animals at Wildlife Conservation Society parks for over 13 years! Today, he helps coordinate live interpretation at the New York Aquarium, which means lots of touch pools, keeper chats, behind the scenes tours and even the occasional sea lion high-five. When he’s not doing animal things, Ethan is a professional tour guide, having worked with the likes of Museum Hack, City Brew Tours and even Atlas Obscura! His favorite shark is the Epaulette shark.
Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.
This online experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.
This event is one of Atlas Obscura’s Online Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other.
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Thu, May 6, 20215:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.$15