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One of our newer exhibits is Fossil Quest! This exhibit allows children to learn about extinct animals and ecosystems while they explore a hands-on paleontological dig site, make fossil rubbings, and discover the science of extinction.
Our Coastal Conservation area allows children to come face-to-face with animals in our Touch Tank and aquariums, manage Port Hueneme, drive an ocean research submersible, and captain their own vessel through stormy seas.
The ever-popular Bud’s Bistro is the hottest restaurant in town–teaching children valuable math skills while they have fun taking lunch orders, making meals, and serving their family and friends.
Every child wants to be a Home Town Hero; at Gull Wings, they can wear a firefighter’s uniform while they douse a blaze with a real fire hose and hydrant, try their hand at being an EMT in the back of an ambulance, or performing life-saving surgery in the medical center.
It’s All Aboard! to take a step back in time and experience Oxnard in 1950 with our HO scale train set, featuring real conductor calls and the sounds of train travel.
Soar to new heights on our climbing wall.
Our Rain Forest is currently undergoing renovations to become the new Gull Wings Nature Center – there, you will be able to learn about our collection of reptiles and invertebrates and explore nature with a variety of hands-on activities. (Once the new Nature Center is open, make sure to check our Events Calendar for Creature Feature times, when you can get up close and personal with our Nature Center Friends. Until the renovations are complete, our animals are off-exhibit and Creature Feature is temporarily suspended.)
After your child suits up in the astronaut ready room, it’s time to Blast Off in the Orion space capsule, perform a science experiment in the International Space Station, and walk on the moon.
There’s gold in them thar hills, and your child can find it in our Treasure Cavern, featuring the geology of minerals and rocks in an exciting “underground” cave.
Peer into the tiny unseen universe that surrounds us in our Microscopic World exhibit, presented with major funding from Time Warner Cable. Learn about cells, DNA, the work that scientists do and more; you can even use a videomicroscope to explore everyday objects, seeing them in a whole new way!
For our littlest visitors, we have a special Toddler Tide Pool “museum within the museum” especially for toddlers and their parents. This space allows your little one to safely explore while adults can have a chance to sit down and relax.