Our renovated Sea Otter exhibit includes an area we fondly call “the spa.” Gidget, Kit and Ivy seem to approve of this new feature, don’t you think? We hope your #Monday is going this swimmingly!
Thanks to Sea Otter Aquarist Nikki Dinsmore for the great photo!
Lovin’ life in a bucket! Enter for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour in our Countdown to Cuteness Facebook contest.
Our sea otter exhibit re-opens March 23!
Manhattan touching the sky,
Manhattan skyline shot from Williamsburg waterfront, March 2013.
Photo (c) Matúš Bence
Rome by tajfu
When [The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie] had been nominated for an Oscar, four Mexican reporters tracked us down at El Paular, where we were already at work on another project. During lunch, they asked if I thought I was going to win that Oscar.
“Of course,” I replied between bites. “I’ve already paid the twenty-five thousand dollars they wanted. Americans may have their weaknesses, but they do keep their promises.”
A few days later, headlines in Mexico City announced that I’d bought the Oscar. Los Angeles was scandalized; telexes poured in; Silberman flew over in a rage from Paris. I assured him it was all a joke, but it took quite a while for the dust to settle. Ironically, the film did win an Oscar three weeks later.
— Luis Buñuel (above, in disguise, with the Oscar.)
Grand Central Station: Manhattan, 1940s via The Museum of New York City
Celebrate the return of our exhibit sea otters on March 23 by participating in ”Countdown to Cuteness” on Facebook! Each day we’ll reveal a fun photo, video or otter fact—just click on the highlighted day. On certain days (check back often) you can enter our “Countdown to Cuteness” sweepstakes for a chance to win an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit—and meet some of our star otters! You’ll also get free Aquarium access for the day and an Aquarium gift card to use in our Gift & Bookstore or restaurant.
Bonus: Based on entries received each week, we’ll select two weekly winners to receive an “otterly” delightful gift package.