Santa dons a special SCUBA suit as he dives with sharks. Witness snow fall at the Aquarium, and watch as penguins and sea otters savor flavorful surprises
WHAT: Get into the holiday spirit early, and share the fun as the Aquarium’s animals receive their gifts from Santa Diver. In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will deliver treats to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s penguins, sea otters, birds, fish, and other animals during Holiday Treats for the Animals weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 2019.
The sea otter exhibit will be decked out for the “sea”son with “fishmas” treats and a real snowman, and visitors can watch the otters savor candy cane-shaped lobster treats. Throughout the weekend Aquarium staff will give special gift delicacies to penguins, and other marine animals. The animals are not the only ones celebrating; families can enjoy holiday music, crafts, special presentations, unique photo opportunities, and shopping. Guests can also watch Santa Diver as he makes special appearances at the nearly three-story-tall Honda Blue Cavern exhibit, where he will dive with leopard sharks, and other predators of the deep. To top it all off, snow will fall in the Aquarium’s Great Hall and kids can take photos with Santa.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
INFO: (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/holiday_treats_for_the_animals/
COST: Holiday Treats is included with general admission–$34.95 adult (12+), $31.95 senior (62+), $24.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members.