Stuffed Animal CARE-ium
The Maritime Aquarium has a variety of plush toy animals awaiting veterinarian care from youngsters in this special summer exhibit. Young guests will pretend to use the tools of real veterinarians to diagnose and treat plush-animal patients.
Interactive displays will let children choose a plush animal and then weigh it, take its blood pressure, bind a wound or even take an x-ray. Other displays give young guests the chance to prepare “foods” for their animal, look through a microscope, and consider actual skeletons of the plush-animal species.
The Stuffed Animal CARE-ium is best for ages 10 and under. Children must be accompanied in the exhibit by a parent or guardian. Children can bring their own plush animals into the exhibit, although certain “tests” will only work with toys provided by the Aquarium.