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Sea Mobile coming to Chehaw Saturday

Children touch marine animals in this photo provided by Sea Mobile. The mobile oceanic education lab will be at Chehaw Saturday.

Children touch marine animals in this photo provided by Sea Mobile. The mobile oceanic education lab will be at Chehaw Saturday.

ALBANY, Ga. -- For one day only, visitors to Chehaw will be able to get all touchy-feely on some of the world's most distinctive marine animals.

In observance of World Ocean Day, the staff at Chehaw will have on site the Sea Mobile, a traveling exhibit of marine life that includes "touch tanks" where patrons can touch various types of aquatic animals.

"It's pretty cool," said Jackie Entz, education coordinator at Chehaw. "Guests get a chance to get right up to some marine animals that they wouldn't otherwise get to see, and touch them and learn about them."

The exhibit also comes with some animals that aren't so excited about being touched, including eels.

The exhibit will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Regular park admission applies.

In addition to the Sea Mobile, Chehaw staff will be doing arts and crafts with a focus on using recycled materials, giving educational information about oceanic ecosystems and how our ecosystem is intertwined and, in an effort to beat the heat, showing educational films indoors as well.

"Even though we're inland, what we we do here through our freshwater systems, it all affects what goes on in the ocean," Entz said.