Smithsonian Jelly Fish Aquarium Science Kit

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About this item

At a glance

STEM: Science
STEM: Science

Highlights

  • Watch a simulated bloom of jellyfish “swim!”
  • A colorful, mesmerizing and educational addition to any room.
  • Great for a desktop, tabletop, bookshelf or nightstand!
  • Learn about amazing and unusual jellyfish – their size, what they eat, how and why they sting and more!
  • Measures 9” high and 2 ¾” wide
  • LED light requires 3 “AA” batteries (not included)
  • Ages 10+

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 2.75 Inches (W) x 2.75 Inches (D)

Contains: Does Not Contain Any of the 8 Major Allergens

Suggested Age: 10 Years and Up

Educational Focus: Science, Biology

Includes: Animal Figures, Poster, Experiment Guide

Battery: 3 AA Alkaline, Required, Not Included

TCIN: 79405169
UPC: 042409527047
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-9338
Origin: Imported

Description


Watch a bloom of “jellyfish” elegantly swim, as you learn more about these amazing and ancient animals. Did you know that jellyfish vary greatly in size, depending on the species? … or that most jellyfishes are carnivorous, and will eat just about anything they run into? This LED-lit tank is a colorful, mesmerizing and educational addition to any room. Included STEM content teaches about these unusual creatures that have roamed the seas for more than 500 million years. Requires 3 “AA” batteries (not included). Ages 10+.
STEM: Science
STEM toys are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based products that are geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning. This product focuses on the core subject: science.
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 11.8 inches length x 6.26 inches width x 6.02 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2 pounds

Return details

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Q: age for SmithsonianJelly Fish Aquarium

submitted by Categories - 2 years ago
  • A: The Smithsonian Jellyfish Aquarium is recommended for ages 10+.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: It says in the discreption that is is for 10 and up.

    submitted byAsh - 2 years ago

Q: My tank is brand new and is not working. I no longer have the receipt

submitted by mgangwer - 9 months ago
  • A: We're sorry you're having issues with your Jellyfish Aquarium, but we want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this under mgangwer.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 9 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Are these real or realistic impressions?

submitted by Bt - 1 year ago
  • A: This is a toy. They aren't real. They are simulations.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: So, do they have like a remote where you can change the color or is it like.. just blueish? I need one to help me sleep and my room theme is black, red and white and I don’t think it’d match. :( please tell me as soon as possible!

submitted by Ven - 1 year ago
  • A: It doesn't change colors.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: are they real jellyfish

submitted by Question - 2 years ago
  • A: No. They are simulations.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is it really good quality? And is good for decorating desks? Also, how long should the limit of keeping it on be?

submitted by Hhhhhhiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeee - 2 years ago
  • A: The Jellyfish Tank is a nice desk decoration. For child safety reasons, we made it run on batteries, instead of being a plug-in toy. It will run for about 24 hours with fresh batteries, but we suggest you turn it off when not in use.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Mine burns through batteries in a day. Is that normal? If so, why not design it as a plug in?

submitted by Martian - 2 years ago
  • A: The Jellyfish Aquarium wasn't designed as a plug-in for child safety reasons. If left on, it will run through batteries in a day, so we suggest shutting it off when not in use.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can it use a plug in adapter?

submitted by Mea - 2 years ago
  • A: The Jellyfish Aquarium is not a plug-in toy. It is only battery-operated.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 2 years ago
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3.3 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
42% would recommend
47 recommendations
value: 2.95 out of 5
length of play: 2.96 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.26 out of 5
quality: 3.13 out of 5
ease of use: 3.46 out of 5

Really cool, but wish it plugged in!

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Erika - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
This was a gift for my 9 year old son. No trouble setting up, a little tricky getting all the air bubbles out of the umbrella part of the 3 jellyfish but we figured it out. It works perfectly and definitely looks cool. I'd give it 5 stars if it plugged in instead of using batteries. That's a huge design flaw. It would be an awesome nightlight but you'd be replacing batteries every day. Hey Smithsonian! Whoever decided batteries over plug in should be fired.
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Very relaxing to watch

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Steve - 1 month ago
Looks great at night but don't forget to turn off. Your batteries will be drained by morning. Is it possible to buy extra jellyfish?
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Broke pretty quickly

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Aly KE - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This lamp requires new batteries very often. A plug-in model would be much better. Anyway, it stopped working. One jellyfish kept getting caught at the bottom, then it started making a loud noise while running, then it died completely. It is a cool little nightlight. My son is begging me to replace it, so I will look for a similar alternative. Hoping to find one that plugs in.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 month ago
We're sorry you had a disappointing experience with your Jellyfish Tank. It's battery operated for child safety reasons. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to make things right. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Aly KE.
quality: 2 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Couldn't open

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Reviewer12 - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I couldn't unscrew the battery compartment and ended up stripping the screws because they were in so tight
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 2 months ago
Oh no! We're so sorry you were disappointed with your Jellyfish Tank, but we will gladly make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to replace your unit. We think once you get to really try this item, you'll see how cool it is and want to replace this review with a great one!
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Jelly Fish

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AS - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Very Life Like, Your Own Aquarium. Worth The Money
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Awesome gift!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jelly fish lovers - 4 months ago
Realistic, life-like, vibrant light
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Ok for a gift

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sp - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this as a gift for family and was told it works good and the batteries do not drain too fast like the other reviews said. They have not used it too long though
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Broke in a week

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
- 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
It broke within a week
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 4 months ago
We're so sorry you had a disappointing experience with your Jellyfish Tank, but we will absolutely make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under brittmoore.
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Wish it came with a plug

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Gs - 4 months ago
Everything about this lamp is perfect except I wish it came with a plug instead of running on batteries only. I wish I could leave it on all night! Also - if your jelly’s aren’t swimming they have too many bubbles stuck to them. Knock off some bubbles and try again
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 4 months ago
We're glad you're enjoying your Jellyfish Tank. We made it operate on batteries so it would be safer for children.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 2 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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blue light doesn’t work

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
angwal - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
don't waste your money. gave it to my daughter as a gift and she had it on for all of 8 hours and blue light went out. jellyfish are cool and it looked great when it was working. changed batteries but still no blue light. very disappointed and wasted my money. glad I didn't buy any of the other kits
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 5 months ago
We're sorry you had a disappointing experience with your Jellyfish Tank, but we do want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put Target Review Follow Up in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under angwal. They will be happy to replace your unit.
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Fun flr all.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ashley - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to set up, seal for the water holds tight. My kids and I love watching the jellies float up and down. Highly recommend.
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So neat!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MC - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Our boys loved this!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Beautiful to watch, a bit stressful to get going

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kristen - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I just set this up tonight, so I can’t speak on battery life and longevity. It took me a bit to get the jellyfish going - make sure to fill the water nearly to the top so you can get them in there with minimal air. I also had to kinda shake/tap the tank to get the dish soap mixed in. After a little shaking and turning it off/on, I successfully have 2 jellyfish moving about, and 1 still just floating at the top - but I’m too tired to mess with it more tonight. For the 50% off price, it’s worth it. I wouldn’t pay full price.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 5 months ago
We're sorry you're having issues with your Jellyfish Tank, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you troubleshoot or replace your kit, if necessary. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Kristen.
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
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Cool at 1st, but then disappointment.

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Phil D - 7 months ago
Filled it with water, 2 drops of dish soap, and messed around with the jellyfish for 30 min until they finally all sank and started to "swim". I found that by adding a 3rd drop of soap helped to release the tiny air bubbles. Looked cool the 1st night. 2nd night the batteries went dead already. Batteries get drained quickly in this thing! 3rd day went to turn on and one of the jellyfish's tenticles were stuck in the fan. It is now the 5th night and the water is turning cloudy. Would be a cool item but seems it uses too many batteries and will require constant water changes.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 7 months ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your Jellyfish Tank, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Phil D.
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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No Recommendable

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
BryantE - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Had To Change The Batteries Too Frequent As It Stops Working Too Soon. Its Too Pricey For Something To Barely Work. It Looks Cool When It Works But There Is Just No Way To Keep It Functional.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 7 months ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with your Jellyfish Tank, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under BryantE.
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Disappointed

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Jackls - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
My 10 yo was so excited about this gift from Christmas. He helped assemble it and was so excited, which lasted two nights. The blue light inside completely stopped working. We tried other batteries but that did not help. We were both very disaapointed. I wish Smithsonian would do right by their faulty product.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 8 months ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with your Jellyfish Aquarium, but we absolutely want to make things right! We always stand behind our products. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be only too happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Jackls.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Ah-mazing

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ycp - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Awesome for A Great Present!
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10/10 but read the instructions!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
CaptainOrca - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this for my dad for his birthday and he loved it! There’s a ton of reviews saying that they just float to the top. If you read the instructions it says that it happens and you just have to squeeze the bubbles out of the tops of the jellyfish and they will start moving around again. Highly recommend!
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great addition to our homeschool curriculum

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
kechinacea - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
My 9 year old enjoyed assembling this jellyfish aquarium. At first our jellyfish just sat in the top of the aquarium, so we used a pencil to gently push them to the bottom where they began moving in the tank. There is a fan in the bottom that blows them around the aquarium. This is a fun addition to our Marine Biology curriculum!
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
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Cheaply made

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
cmarie0113 - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fan worked for one day. After that it was useless. If you’re going to sell a product, don’t be cheap. Make it right and make it work. Will be returning.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 8 months ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with your Jellyfish Aquarium, but we want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we'll be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under cmarie0113.
length of play: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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