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Holidays Under the Peaks

November 16 – December 31, 2018*

Holidays Under the Peaks logoThe 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!

*Please note: The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Program Schedule

November 16-30

Hoppy Holidays (frog/toad program) 12:30 PM Ocean Journey Level 4
Holly Jolly Otters 2:00 PM River Otter Falls
December 1-15 Bells & Stars (baby jellies and sea stars) 11:00 AM River Journey Lobby
Sandy Claws (bearded dragon program) 2:00 PM River Journey Lobby
December 16-31 Colorful Chameleons 10:30 AM River Journey Lobby
Octopus Presents 2:00 PM Boneless Beauties

(Special programs, 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 17 – December 23. (After that he will be a busy guy.) 

Date  Time Tank
Saturday, Nov 17  11:00 am   Nickajack Lake
Sunday, Nov 18  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Nov 24   11:00 am  River Giants
Sunday, Nov 25  2:00 pm  Nickajack Lake
Saturday, Dec 1  11:00 am  Nickajack Lake
Sunday, Dec 2  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Dec 8  11:00 am   River Giants
Sunday, Dec 9  2:00 pm  Nickajack Lake
Saturday, Dec 15  11:00 am   Nickajack Lake
Sunday, Dec 16  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Dec 22  11:00 am  River Giants
Sunday, Dec 23  2:00 pm  Nickajack Lake

Holidays at IMAX

The Polar Express 3D Returns! 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

Holiday Member Event December 2   |   6:00 - 8:30 pm We invite you to come dressed in your festive best (or tackiest) as we celebrate the holiday traditions new and old. We will deck the halls of our galleries with sights and sounds of the Holiday season. Join in on reindeer games, meet Santa and enjoy a tasty treat! During this special holiday event, members will receive a special 20% gift shop discount. 

PJs & The Polar Express December 15 & 16   |   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 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! 


Special thanks to our Holidays Under the Peaks sponsors:        

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