Top 5 Reasons to Have an #AAQSpringBreak

School is OUT – well, for Spring Break anyway.  Want to take a little trip this year?  What a fantastic idea!  How about heading right over to Adventure Aquarium where you can visit animals from all over the world – all in one place!  Convenient and fun? Yes, please.

Here are the Top 5 reasons you and your fam should most certainly have an #AAQSpringBreak (Oh, and feel free to take this hashtag and run with it, folks):

#1. Little Blues


The CUTEST.PENGUINS.EVER. are waiting to see you! These adorable little birds, the smallest penguins in the world aka Fairy penguins aka #adorblues,  will make you smile from ear to ear as they play and swim in the water and waddle along the sandy beach.  Your kids can totally make friends with a penguin this spring break.  So much cooler than, well, anything really.



One of our lovely Nile hippos, Button, just celebrated her 19th birthday earlier this week and she wouldn’t be mad if you stopped by to wish her a happy belated bday and show some love. I mean, it’s still her birthday week/month right? #Aries

Also, say hi to Genny while you’re there.  Don’t want to leave her out!


#3. Annual Passholders = Exclusive Early AM Access

AP Turtle

Talk about #MemberPerks! We’re opening the aquarium early (at 9:30am each day) just for Annual Passholders now through Saturday, March 26th because, well, exclusive access is just something you get when you’re part of the Annual Pass family. #VIPStatus

Not a member? Let’s fix that, shall we?

#AAQInsideTip: TWEET,TWEET! Posting to social media? Use #AAQSpringBreak on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you could be featured on our accounts as our #PhotoOfTheWeek or #FanOfTheWeek! (P.S. Follow us while you’re at it…get awesome animal content, win prizes and more!)

#4. Sharks, sharks, sharks! 

Did we mention we have sharks at AAQ?  Where else can you touch a shark, walk under them through the Shark Tunnel, marvel at the only Great Hammerhead on exhibit in the US AND swim with them?? HERE, of course! No one does sharks better than AAQ. No one!

Ready to dive in? Check out our Swim with the Sharks Adventure (along with cool behind the scenes access to penguins and sea turtles too)!

#5. Touch Tanks!

Besides touching a shark…want to touch a stingray? Sea cucumber? Sea star? OK! Touch tanks are located throughout the Aquarium and are made for kids of all ages to learn and explore using their sense of touch. So, roll-up your sleeves and get in there!

Want to get more hands-on? Why not feed a stingray? 

#6. Topperrrrrrrrrr!


Yes, we said top 5 reasons but you get a bonus reason because, well, TOPPER! The newest African penguin chick to join the colony can be seen after African penguin feeds at Penguin Island following feeds (check your show guide for times). We won’t know if Topper is a boy or girl for a little bit longer but no matter what – this penguin is super cute!

These are just some of the many reasons you should head to Adventure Aquarium this Spring Break for some unique, unforgettable family-fun!  (I mean, we have 8,500 aquatic animals so it was tough to choose just 5 – well, 6…).  Anywho, hope to see you soon!




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