Friday, December 1, 2017

Aquarium of the Pacific Holiday Celebration

Holiday Season at Aquarium of the Pacific

This December, visit Aquarium of the Pacific to experience a seasonal celebration, complete with Santa Diver, Penguin Walk, "fish"mas treats, holiday-themed characters, and more! The fun takes place December 2 through 24.

The Aquarium, although located in sunny Southern California, transforms into a winter wonderland fun for kids and adults alike. There's something magical about a big, bright Christmas tree surrounded by falling snow with a tank full of colorful sea life in the background! And in true marine fashion, see Santa swim with the fishes in between posing for pictures in his traditional attire.

Aquarium of the Pacific Santa Diver

On weekends, crafts, Hanukkah storytelling, and real snow are highlights not to be missed. And every day at 10 a.m., see penguins up close as they waddle their way to their habitat, marching in front of the otters in the Northern Gallery.

During a preview of the holiday experience, we got to interact with one of those penguins who hammed it up for the audience!

Aquarium of the Pacific penguin
Aquarium of the Pacific penguins
Aquarium of the Pacific penguins

Admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is $29.95 for adults, $26.95 for seniors (62+), and $17.95 for children ages 3-11. For additional information on all of the holiday activities taking place, visit the Aquarium Holidays page.

Spark of Love Toy Drive 
A toy drive runs daily December 2 through 24 and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. Aquarium guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy – at a $15 value or more – will receive a coupon valid for $10 off adult/$3 off child, up to 4 total admissions. Aquarium members will receive a complimentary Aquarium admission ticket for each toy donated (max of 6).


Kate at Green Fashionista said...

What a neat place for the holiday season! And love the scuba diving Santa <3
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C said...

So much fun! Our zoo has a Scuba Santa too and it's my boys' favorite thing. Your pictures were too cute. I want to visit just to get up close and personal with those penguins!

Marie said...

oh what a fun place to visit!! I love Santa in the fish tank!! haha that is awesome.