WORCESTER, Mass. - The Ecotarium cut the ribbon Friday on what they described as a highly-anticipated travelling exhibition.

The museum celebrated the opening of Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure. The exhibit focuses on cultivating skills in the fields of science technology engineering and math, also known as STEM. 

Attendees will explore animal habitats in oceans from around the globe, with the goal of helping children understand concepts about science and the natural world. The exhibit was made by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in collaboration with the Kratt Brothers Company, an entertainment company focused on television and interactive digital media production.

"This exhibit really fits well with our overall mission of inspiring a passion for science and nature," Ecotraium president and CEO Noreen Johnson Smith said. "Specifically, looking at the ocean at a time when everybody is out to celebrate and go on summer trips and head to the beach. I think it ties in beautifully with our permanent exhibits, our shell collection, our fossil collection. There are so many things that speak to the ocean and its importance. And this exhibit just highlights it, aiming at kids ages three to nine."

Following the ribbon cutting, local children were able to speak with Worcester Fire Captain Dave Anger, a member of the dive team. Anger answered questions about water safety as summer vacation approaches.