Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus

Discover the wonder of the shape-shifting, color-changing Giant Pacific Octopus and experience the mystery of his volcanic underwater world.

Explore his Octopus Den and get up-close to fascinating animals like Moon Jellyfish and Japanese Spider Crabs.

They all make their home in a constantly changing ecosystem along the Ring of Fire where towering volcanoes and deep ocean trenches line the Pacific Ocean.

With unique light and sound effects, you'll be able to experience the churning seismic activity that created the rippling sea floor, caves and other rock formations where amazing creatures like the Giant Pacific Octopus live.

Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus features three zones within the space where guests can explore each specific species. Click on the images below to learn more about each animal.

Giant Pacific Octopus Giant Pacific Octopus

Moon Jellyfish

Moon Jellyfish
Japanese Spider Crab Japanese Spider Crab

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Jellyfish & Cnidarians

Cnidarians are invertebrates with stinging cells called nematocysts. Included in the cnidarian group are anemones, corals, and jellyfish.

Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus

Crabs & Arthropods

Arthropods are invertebrates with an exoskeleton, a hard and protective outer shell made of chitin. They also have appendages that are jointed and their bodies are segmented.

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Octopus & Mollusks

There are an estimated 50,000 species that belong to the invertebrate group known as Mollusca. Members of this diverse group have soft bodies which are composed of a ‘head’ region and a “foot” region.

Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus