This is the closest you’ll ever get to a shark without worrying about a Jaws-esque interaction. Perfect for an overcast or rainy day (but less crowded on a sunny afternoon), this is one stop that both kids and adults love. The 85,000-square-foot Aquarium is located inside the family-friendly Broadway at the Beach complex and offers a number of typical aquatic exhibitions, including a marine life petting zoo. Catch the cool stuff (read: sharks) in the “Dangerous Reef” exhibit, conveniently featuring a 340-foot long moving walkway that keeps traffic to a slow, yet manageable pace. Those hosting birthday parties (and keepers of exceptional patience) can even book overnight “Shark Sleepovers,” where the kiddies enjoy private insider-access aquarium time, educational games, tee shirt decorating, and more (call ahead at least one month to set this up). Insider tip: buy tickets online to save time waiting in line.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sunday from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Animal Life
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