Come Celebrate the Magic of Christmas!

How is Christmas celebrated in the underwater world?

Every holiday season, Scuba Santa brings the gift of Christmas joy to all the animals and guests of Adventure Aquarium by decorating its exhibits with colorful shells, thousands of twinkling lights, enchanting bubbles and, of course, a bit of magic – and this year, he’s decorated EIGHT more!

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See Santa swim among sharks, sting rays, and schools of fish in the Ocean Realm, home of the World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree; partake in our indoor snow shower dance parties; sit with one of Santa’s el-fish helpers as they read a Christmas story; or share your Christmas wishes with him by dropping letters in his special mailbox! You can even enjoy cold milk and warm cookies with Santa during our ‘dry-side’ events (free for members, special ticket required for non-members) on December 8, 9 and 15th!

If you haven’t yet joined us deep beneath the ocean’s surface for a glimpse into the magic of Christmas Underwater, be sure to plan your visit before December 30! Scroll down for a full list activities going on at Adventure Aquarium this month:

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 I BELIEVE IN SCUBA SANTA

Join one of Scuba Santa’s El-fish helpers as we finish getting ready for Christmas Underwater.

Now – December 23
Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM and 2:15 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 AM, 12:15 PM and 2:15 PM

December 24 – December 25
Daily: 12:15 PM

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Sit with one of Scuba Santa’s El-fish helpers as they read the story of the world’s tallest underwater Christmas tree.

Now – December 23
Monday – Friday: 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM

December 24 – December 25
Daily: 1:30 PM

December 26 – December 30
Daily: 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM

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SCUBA SANTA

Watch Scuba Santa as he swims alongside magnificent sharks, incredible sea turtles and graceful stingrays in the Aquarium’s 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit!

Now – December 23
Daily: 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM

December 24 – December 25
Daily: 2:15 PM

December 26 – December 30
Daily: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM

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LET IT SNOW

Enjoy magical indoor snow flurries.

Now – December 23
Monday – Friday, every hour, on the hour between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, every hour, on the hour between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM

December 24 – December 25
Daily: 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM

December 26 – December 30
Every hour, on the hour between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM

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MILK & COOKIE “DRY-SIDE” EVENTS

Pose for photos with Santa and enjoy ice cold milk and warm cookies while they exploring the magic that is Christmas Underwater! This event is the ONLY time guests will have the opportunity to meet Santa on land!

December 8, 9 and 15
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

The event is free for members (RSVP required); non-members can purchase tickets ahead of time at www.adventureaquarium.com or at the door (Adult $33.99, Child: $26.99).

We can’t wait to see you at the aquarium!

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Adventure Aquarium’s Penguins ♥ Scuba Santa!

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We snapped this pic of Liberty the Penguin meeting Scuba Santa during  Christmas Celebration – happening now through January 1 at Adventure Aquarium. Experience the magic of the holidays at the Philadelphia Region’s most unique holiday celebration, where the sea literally comes to life with the magic of the holidays.

Details: www.adventureaquarium.com

Deck the (sea) Halls!

It’s official…Christmas is on it’s way!  Our team installed the first round of decorations in anticipation of Christmas Celebration, kicking off November 23. Seven days away! Are you in the holiday spirit?!

Check out our brand new candy canes, on display near Shark Lab, in Zone A.

And of course…File this in the “only at an aquarium” category. Only at an aquarium would you see Megalodon Jaws and snowflake decorations.