Holidays Under the Peaks

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 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

All Season Long: ​Yule-tide Pool Touch Tank - Ocean Journey (Level 4)

November 18 - December 2: Opossum Program - 1:30 PM in the River Journey Lobby (Level 1)

December 3-17: Reptile Program - 1:30 PM in Delta Country (Level 3)

December 18 - January 1: Octopus Program - 1:30 PM Ocean Journey (Level 2)

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 19  11:00 am   Nickajack Lake 
Sunday, Nov 20  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Nov 26   11:00 am  River Giants
Sunday, Nov 27  2:00 pm  Nickajack Lake
Saturday, Dec 3  11:00 am  Nickajack Lake
Sunday, Dec 4  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Dec 10  11:00 am  River Giants
Sunday, Dec 11  2:00 pm  Nickajack Lake
Saturday, Dec 17  11:00 am   Nickajack Lake
Sunday, Dec 18  2:00 pm  River Giants

Holidays at IMAX

Catch The Polar Express 3D all season long! The all-new 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

Jerusalem 3D

Showing throughout the holiday season, Jerusalem takes audiences on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, Jerusalem’s enduring appeal remains a mystery. SHOWTIMES


Special Seasonal Events

Caroling with the Fishes December 4   |   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. REGISTER

PJs and The Polar Express December 17 & 18   |   9:30 – 11:45 am Choo! Choo! All aboard the Polar Express for a trip to the North Pole! Dress in your favorite pajamas and enjoy a special screening of The Polar Express*. Meet the Conductor, sip hot cocoa from Chattz on Market, and enjoy brunch muffins. Fun for the entire family and all who truly believe! REGISTER

*The Polar Express will be shown in 2D.


Special thanks to our Holidays Under the Peaks sponsors: