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Joining the ranks of Aquariums inviting the adorable, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is leading tours in Animal Crossing. Via Engadget:

Aquarium staff and guest Emily Graslie — who is the chief curiosity correspondent at the Chicago Field Museum — are giving tours of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ own virtual museum. During the Twitch streams, the experts provide scientific insights into the fossils and fauna found in the game’s desert island.

Aquarium social media specialist Emily Simpson and content creator Patrick Webster told Polygon, “[Viewers will] learn about everything from dinosaurs and ancient fishes, to marine reptiles and extinct cephalopods, and the museum displays them thematically based on their evolution. It also organizes the fishes and insects of the game based on their ecology, both in the exhibit hall and in your island’s habitats.”

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