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
- $49 for a Sharks—Up Close! behind-the-scenes experience for two (a $100 value)
- $89 for a Sharks—Up Close! behind-the-scenes experience for four (a $200 value)
- $118 for a Sharks—Up Close! experience for two and a Sharkology Under the Sea Soiree dinner for two on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. (a $290 value)
The Sharks—Up Close! experience lets patrons familiarize themselves with 15 species of sharks during a two-hour tour. Guests feed and touch certain specimens, learn about biology and behavior, gain a glimpse into ocean life, and glean insight into conservation issues and research initiatives. The Sharkology soiree goes one step further into the underwater world, letting guests rub elbows with the “Shark Lady,” Dr. Eugenie Clark, a renowned authority on sharks, as well as her biographer, Ann McGovern. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the World Aquarium.
Since 1971, World Aquarium has stuck to its not-for-profit mission to protect marine life and promote the public's understanding of the aquatic world through educational programs, exhibits, and research. The aquarium unsurprisingly favors a hands-on approach; visitors often get close enough to high-five the flippers, fins, or pincers of many of its more than 10,000 animals.
Tour guides wind through exhibits on sea and freshwater animals, showcasing creatures such as sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, and fish from rivers and lakes around the globe. While peering into the faithfully reconstructed habitats, visitors absorb valuable information on how to conserve water, protect aquatic resources, and peacefully resolve conflicts between Siamese fighting fish.