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Sharks—Up Close! Experience for Two or Four, or Sharks—Up Close! with a Dinner for Two at World Aquarium (Up to 59% Off)

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Reviewed June 29, 2013
They have a lot to offer. I really enjoyed my first visit & plan to return.


Audrie M. ·
Reviewed March 19, 2013
We had a good time however, we will probably not do it again. I didn't feel that the experience was as great as the description made it sound, but we still had a good time. If we would have gone without purchasing the Groupon it would have cost my family of four $200 and I just do not feel it is worth that. Thanks for making this trip affordable for my family.


Martha M. ·
Reviewed February 25, 2013
The WA made a special effort to accomodate my family with this groupon. We had a private tour and the kids had a blast. Thank you WA!

What You'll Get

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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required at least one day in advance. Must be 12 or older or accompanied by a guardian. Soiree valid only on 10/17/12; Sharks-Up Close may be scheduled at a later date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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