A true "hands-on" experience
Located adjacent to the Caribbean Reef Encounter is Coral World’s Touch Pool exhibit where visitors get a real “hands-on” experience. Designed to teach guests about the interesting animals living in the pool, the Touch Pool offers close observation of sea star, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, sea anemone, conchs and other shallow-water creatures.
Although the Touch Pool is one of the smallest exhibits in the park, it is one of the most popular for children as well as adults. Visitors are encouraged to touch the inhabitants, all of which are harmless and may be handled gently. We discourage visitors from lifting any of the animals completely out of the water.
A staff member is on hand to educate and assist you with the inhabitants of the Touch Pool.
Coral World is not open to the General Public at this time. If you are coming to St Thomas on a cruise ship, please book one of our Coral World excursions through your cruise line.
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