Visitors to the National Aquarium will have the chance to get their hands on jellyfish, stingrays and other creatures native to East Coast waters starting May 12.
That's when the aquarium's newest exhibit, Living Seashore, opens to the public. The $5.5 million exhibit showcases aquatic life found along the Atlantic Coast, all while weaving in messages of conservation.
Th display features two touch pools swimming with rays, skates, horseshoe crabs and jellyfish. When it opens, Living Seashore will be one of only three aquarium exhibits in the country that allows visitors to touch jellyfish.