An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of ambling fish and bubbling tanks that make us nostalgic for the gestation pods in which all human life begins. Come full circle with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for admission for two (up to a $21.90 value)
- $18 for admission for four (up to a $43.80 value)
- $90 for a birthday party for up to 10 children (up to a $180 value)
Hosted by a sea-life-savvy educator, children's birthday parties grant attendees a behind-the-scenes tour, along with a goody bag, take-home craft, and animal feed for each child. Outside food and cakes are allowed, and each accompanying adult must pay regular admission. Customers can enhance their party for an additional fee with extra guests ($18/child), a 24-foot inflatable slide ($185/hour), and greenscreen pictures and a geode-cracking combo ($9/child).
The aquarium is not accepting visitors until its grand opening on Saturday, December 1.
Portland Aquarium, a December 2012 addition to Milwaukie, introduces visitors to thousands of waterborne species. Guests can slide their hands along the smooth flesh of a stingray or the knobby arms of a starfish or engage in staring contests with a leopard shark. Other planned exhibits include a jellyfish exhibit, a cold-water tank filled with fish native to Oregon's coast, and a rainforest-themed jungle gym for children. The tropical touch-tank woos visitors with its displays of vibrant-color aquatic life while amphibious wonders, including poison dart frogs, thrill visitors. Those seeking bigger thrills may hoist various pythons species–including a15-foot reticulated or 9-foot albino burmese snake–upon their shoulders or get their picture taken with a lorikeet. Landing-loving iguanas and panther chameleons also lurch around in the mix.