South Carolina based Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach has opened a new educational exhibit; Pearl Harbor, where guests are lead through a timeline of events culminating in the surprise Japanese attack.
The exhibit’s walls are lined with historical facts and décor, and visitors can use an interactive map that provides an up-close look of the Pearl Harbor events – as well as take their picture with a life-size model of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“It is an educational exhibit that involves conservation, interactivity and, really, fun,” said Pablo Chavez, general manager at Ripley’s Aquarium. “We mixed a really important date in American history with a good piece of conservation and a good message for our guests.”
Also featured at the exhibit are ship models, a crawl-through replica of the USS Arizona BB-39 forward magazine, and a variety of aquatic animals native to Hawaii.
The Pearl Harbor exhibit opens to the public on Friday.