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Explore oceans and rivers during 50 Plus day trip on Aug. 11
POSTED: 07/20/2016
Local attractions which highlight aspects of the ocean and the Missouri River are the focus of a day trip being planned in mid-August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This program is called Exploring Rivers and Oceans and will take participants to the Sea Life Aquarium they can see thousands of ocean creatures including seahorses, octopus, and jellyfish. Touch a crab or starfish in the interactive rockpool and journey through the underwater tunnel as sharks and rays swim overhead. After lunch at Bo Lings at City Market, the group will visit the Steamboat Arabia Museum in the River Market area. Travelers will hear the fascinating story of how the lost sunken ship and its treasures were found, recovered, and painstakingly preserved. See tons of historic cargo and details on display for all to enjoy.

To find this trip in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This outing will leave at 9:30 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, on Thursday, Aug. 11, and will return about 4:30 p.m. that day. The cost for this outing is $79 per person and includes tickets, transportation, and lunch. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 33375.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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