The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle and its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $55, you get admission for four to an interactive, behind-the-scenes Seafari-Experience Adventure Tour (a $200 value) at the World Aquarium, located inside the City Museum on North 15th Street. The hands-on tours last up to three hours, and your foursome may be combined with two or three other small groups. Aquarium admission is free for children 18 months or younger.
World Aquarium is St. Louis’s Kevin Costner–free water world that’s home to thousands of scaled, finned, and spineless creatures. The Seafari-Experience Adventure Tour lets you get up close and personal with the stars of the deep. You’ll meet your knowledgeable, friendly tour guide at the front doors of the City Museum before heading straight to the second floor to make the acquaintance of alligators, exotic fishes, and two-headed turtles and snakes. Like grocery stores and Middle Earth, the aquarium is split into 10 realms, all of which you’ll visit during your two- to three-hour tour. The dedicated staff at World Aquarium believes in an integrated, hands-on approach, so you’ll be primed to interact with many of the creatures, be it by petting sharks or feeding hungry stingrays.
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.
Downtown St. Louis
701 N. 15th St.
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