KidZone

KidZone is designed to appeal to kids 6 and under by encouraging them to roll up their sleeves to enjoy interactive activities and exhibits, and to see and touch vibrant new animal species, as well as some returning favorites. Finally, a space just for kids, who will surely want to jump, climb, crawl and play their way through Adventure Aquarium’s all new KidZone!

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Argentine Horned Frog

The Argentine horned frog rarely moves. They hide on the forest floor, partially covered with leaves, waiting for a potential meal to scurry by. Horned frogs have a voracious appetite and will eat anything that can fit into its mouth, including snakes, mice, birds and other frogs.

Location: KidZone

Axolotl

Perhaps one of KidZone's quirkiest inhabitants, axolotls are a must-see for visitors to Zone C. Axolotls live exclusively in small lake complex near Mexico City.

Location: KidZone

Chocolate Chip Sea Star

The large black bumps that resemble chocolate chips to us, make the sea star look less appetizing to potential predators.

Location: KidZone

Common Clownfish

Clownfish are famous for their symbiotic relationship with anemones. Anemones, related to jellyfish, have the ability to sting animals that touch their tentacles. However, clownfish have protective slime that covers their bodies so that the anemones do not sting them.

Location: KidZone

Blue Hippo Tang

The blue hippo tang is a species of surgeonfish that has many different common names, including the royal blue tang, regal tang and palette surgeonfish.

Location: KidZone

Horseshoe Crab

Learn all about and gain a better appreciation for horseshoe crabs - those familiar beach dwellers with a hard shelled body with two large eyes.

Location: KidZone

Mata Mata Turtle

Visit KidZone (Zone C) to meet the quirky mata mata turtle, a freshwater species found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins.

Location: KidZone

Milk Frog

Visit Frog Alley in KidZone, Zone C to come face to face with a variety of interesting amphibian species, including Amazon milk frogs. The name "milk frog" comes from the poisonous white secretion this frog produces when threatened.

Location: KidZone

Poison Dart Frog

Poison dart frogs are an excellent example of warning colorations. Dart frogs are very toxic and will most likely kill anything that tries to eat it.

Location: KidZone

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

Frog Alley in KidZone (Zone C) is also home to the texturized and fascinating Vietnamese mossy frog! The mossy frog's red, green and black coloration along with uneven, bumpy texture enables it to blend in among mosses and lichens within its habitat.

Location: KidZone

Warm Water Invertebrates

KidZone is home to a touch tank known as Gill's Grotto. Gill's Grotto contains some of the slimiest, coolest warm-water inhabitants around!

Location: KidZone

Waxy Monkey Frog

Visit Frog Alley in KidZone to meet the fascinating waxy monkey frog. The name "waxy" comes from the texture of their skin and "monkey" because they walk instead of hop.

Location: KidZone