Holidays Under the Peaks

November 17 – December 31, 2017

The wonders of nature are some of the greatest gifts to share with family and friends. This year, the Aquarium is offering nearly a dozen fun ways to make special memories with the ones you love. During Holidays Under the Peaks, guests of all ages will be delighted by new holiday programs, SCUBA Claus sightings and more - offered FREE with admission, throughout both Aquarium buildings.

Keep the holiday fun going with IMAX films and seasonal events!

Program Schedule

November 17-December 1
12:00 pm – Magnificent Marine Invertebrates
1:15 pm – Freshwater Pipefish Feeding, Rivers of the World

December 2-16
10:30 am – “Sandy Claws” Crab/Lobster Program
2:30 pm – “Silent Flight” Birds of Prey Program

December 17-31
11:00 am – Penguin Storytime, Penguins’ Rock
1:00 pm – “Holly Jolly Hedgehog” program

(Special program times and locations subject to change.)

These new programs are offered in addition to our daily Extraordinary Experiences

SCUBA Claus 

Look for the jolly old elf diving in the River Journey building Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 2pm from November 19 – December 18. (After that he will be a busy guy.) 

Date  Time Tank
Saturday, Nov 18  11:00 am   River Giants 
Sunday, Nov 19  2:00 pm  Lake Nickajack
Saturday, Nov 25   11:00 am Lake Nickajack
Sunday, Nov 26  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Dec 2  11:00 am  River Giants
Sunday, Dec 3  2:00 pm  Lake Nickajack
Saturday, Dec 9  11:00 am  Lake Nickajack
Sunday, Dec 10  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Dec 16  11:00 am   River Giants
Sunday, Dec 17  2:00 pm  Lake Nickajack

Holidays at IMAX

Catch The Polar Express 3D in December! The IMAX with Laser system creates a brand new experience, even for those who have already made seeing this holiday tale on the giant six-story screen a family tradition.  SHOWTIMES

Special Seasonal Events

Caroling with the Fishes December 3   |   6:00 - 8:30 pm Our galleries will be decked with sounds of the season from choruses, singers and local musicians! Visit with Santa and take home a keepsake photo then treat yourself to a seasonal beverage and enjoy holiday shopping with 20% member discounts at our River Journey Gift Shop. (Registration coming soon!)

PJs and The Polar Express December 16 & 17   |   9:30 – 11:45 am Choo! Choo! All aboard the Polar Express for a trip to the North Pole! Begin winter break in a leisurely style. Dress in your favorite pajamas and enjoy a special screening of The Polar Express 3D. This is your chance to meet the Conductor, sip hot cocoa and enjoy pastries before the movie. Fun for the entire family and all who truly believe! (Registration coming soon!)


Special thanks to our Holidays Under the Peaks sponsors: