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| Friday, Jan 9, 2015

Newhall Aquarium on Arch Street in Newhall is a local nonprofit that is providing a free and fun atmosphere for students and adults.

Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school the aquarium provides an environment for children to learn and offers volunteer opportunities for those who are 14 and older.

“When kids come in they get really excited, they run around from tank to tank and I think it’s really fun for them,“ said Tony Taymourian, founder of Newhall Aquarium. ““I think this place is probably geared more for kids but it is also for adults.“

Teens who are interested in volunteering time at the aquarium can earn hours for school and get an in-depth look at what it is like to be a marine biologist.

“We educate them and let them feed the animals and talk to guests about the animals,” said Taymourian.

The aquarium houses everything that a large scale aquarium does minus the penguins.

Tropical and freshwater exhibits house sharks, eels, octopus, stingrays, jellyfish, seahorses and many different kinds of fish.

“The rarest animal we have here is the deepwater goby,” said Taymourian. “They are so small I wouldn’t be surprised if no one even noticed they were there.”

Taymourian established the nonprofit learning center for kids just over a year ago in October 2013.

“It has always been a dream of mine to open up a public aquarium, but you have to be part of the city to do that so this is the closest I can get,” Taymourian said.

For more information on the Newhall Aquarium and how you can get involved you can visit their Facebook page and their myevent page.

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  1. Nikki Lusk Ledingham

  2. Lia Hammond says:

    We took our grandsons, 7yrs and 3yr old twins. They had the best time! They have coloring activities, but our bunch would have nothing to do with that! They were going back and forth from tank to tank asking questions of the volunteer (who was very patient) non stop. We were there for @ 45min. Enjoyable and Informative for them and the grown ups as well. Worth a visit but understand that it is a private aquarium and it is limited to one room. My favorite was the octopus!

  3. Angel Gonzalez Alex Gonzalez

  4. John Sanchez John Sanchez says:

    Christina Garcia let’s do it yea

  5. Lisa Lehman Lisa Lehman says:

    Took my grandchildren and they loved it.

  6. Emily Hanley Mandi Jones Cynthia Dawson Laura Koontz Heather Thompson Rachel Diamond
    His looks cute! :)

  7. Elizabeth Jaimes we should take the kids

  8. Patricia Vasquez tomorrow ;)

  9. Carole Anne Alvarez-Grant

  10. Danny Ruiz Sheila Ashworth Ruiz

  11. Lindsay Joe Lyons!

  12. Nicole and Jennifer, look at this!!

  13. Nicole and Jennifer, look at this!!

  14. Watch your kids when you take them. A little girl was snatched from her home on this street last week. Luckily, she is safe and the man was arrested. http://scvnews.com/2015/01/08/man-arrested-for-attempted-kidnapping-girl-3-unharmed/

  15. Wendy Ruiz Wendy Ruiz says:

    Is this new? Very cool!

  16. Fatin Sako Fatin Sako says:

    Jamie Larsen Millett thought of your kiddos when I saw this.

  17. Yes! But do they have an EV charger? ;)

  18. Yes! But do they have an EV charger? ;)

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