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Roundhouse Shark Tank to Get Official Sponsor

May 27, 2015 09:03AM ● By DigMB Staff

The Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium has tanks and other displays ti can take on the road to share with others. Here, two youngsters at the Earth Day event at Polliqog Park in Manhattan beach in April enjoy a hands-on marine life experience.

Ever wondered why you can simply wander into the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium to enjoy its many marine life displays, interactive exhibits, and educational and play areas without an admission charge?

And yet there is so much to see, explore, AND maintain!

Today (Wednesday, May 27) at 12 noon yet another sponsor will celebrate their year-long financial support of a tank filled with marine life, in this case, baby sharks and bay manta rays.

"The Roundhouse is a vital part of our community and an extension of downtown," says Kelly Stroman, MB resident and executive director of the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business & Professional Association, the tank's sponsor. "It was a natural fit since the synergy between the DBPA and the Roundhouse is key. The Roundhouse acts as not only an exhibit, but an educational tool and also an informal welcome and information center.

"The DBPA is always supporting and giving back to the community and particularly believes in sponsoring and donating to programs that protect, enrich and educate youth…. whether it be the two-legged species or our friends in our beautiful bay," she says.

Tank sponsorships at the Roundhouse help the facility and its staff maintain the animals, decor, and equipment associated with the tank, according to the Roundhouse website. Two tanks are currently looking for sponsors:

Available Tanks
  • The Wolf Eel tank is available for full sponsorship at a $1,000 annual donation.
  • The Deep Water tank is available for co-sponsorship at a $1,500 annual donation.

To sponsor a tank, call Dawn Eyre-Martin or Val Hill at (310) 379-8117 or stop by to see the tanks in person. 

The Roundhouse is open to the public from 2-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. Hours are subject to change due to weather, pier closures, and private events. Non-public hours are dedicated to teaching classes and facility maintenance. 

The Roundhouse counts on the generous support of others to be able to operate the facility, as well as to educate youngsters from all over the broader Los Angeles area via tours and outreach programs.

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