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Monterey Bay Aquarium Channels Its Way to Kids at Packard Children's

Penguins, fish, sharks and more now on hospital's PackardVisionsystem

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bedtime Bingo. The Forever Young Zone. Special movie nights. Just a few of the reasons Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is known for its extraordinarily kid-friendly environment. Now, with the launch of a "live" video channel devoted to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, the hospital is offering kids and their families a Northern California first.

Through the popular PackardVision TV system, inpatients and families are now tuning to hospital Channel 44 for a fascinating and revealing look at Monterey Bay ocean life, as presented by the Aquarium through its penguin cam, kelp cam, and Aquarium guides and divers. "This is really exciting," said Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Packard Children's. "Not only are kids and families exploring the mysteries of the ocean, many are experiencing sights and sounds they haven't been able to experience before."

The Aquarium and Packard Children's are offering both "live" and taped video 24x7. The highlights of each day's broadcasts are usually around feeding time. That's when kids can watch Aquarium staff feed the penguins on the "penguin cam." Or, see and hear divers feed the fish, sharks and other sea creatures through the Living Kelp Forest Exhibit's "kelp cam." Kids at the hospital can also listen to Aquarium educators discuss these lush and fascinating habitats.

"Our family has enjoyed an enduring and special relationship with both the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, so this is a natural collaboration," Aquarium Executive Director Julie Packard said. "I'm so pleased that the Aquarium can provide these windows to the ocean for children at the hospital. If it makes their stay a little easier and a little more fun, it's all worth it."

"We're proud to be partnering with one of the world's top destinations," said Dawes, who noted the Aquarium video is a perfect complement to the hospital's aquatic-themed colors and signage. "This new channel offers our families an experience that's both educational and fun, and it's an inspiration to all of us."

Funding for the program was made possible by a gift from Peter and Helen Bing.

    Robert Dicks
    Packard Children's Hospital

    Ken Peterson
    Monterey Bay Aquarium

About Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Ranked as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is a 272-bed hospital devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. Providing pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services and associated with the Stanford University School of Medicine, Packard Children's offers patients locally, regionally and nationally the full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information, visit

About the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean. Through its award-winning exhibits, education programs and cutting-edge marine research, it has established itself as a leader among aquariums worldwide. It is consistently ranked as the No. 1 aquarium in the United States and the top aquarium for families. It has reached more than 44 million visitors, and tens of millions more through its website and conservation outreach programs. The aquarium celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009.

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