Friday, December 4, 2009

Ring in the Holidays with Family and Fish

The holidays are fast approaching, and what better way to spend this time of year than at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher! The Aquarium is offering several events and programs to help get you and the family in the holiday spirit.

“Be a Child During the Holidays” weekend offers everyone, young and old, Aquarium admission at the child’s rate. All visitors to the Aquarium December 12 and 13 will be admitted for $6 each, as a gift from us to you! Special activities include holiday crafts, film screenings of “Mickey’s Magical Christmas”, a puppet show called “Polar Opposites” and Scuba Santa in Cape Fear Shoals. Santa Claus will also be joining the fish filled holiday festivities; visitors will have the chance to take a photo with him during the weekend.

Holiday Elf Camp gives children ages 5-10 years old the opportunity to become Santa’s little helpers! Your elves will be making gifts, wrapping them, meeting other elves, and creating memories at the Aquarium. This fun and educational program gives adults guilt-free time for holiday shopping or relaxation. The program fee of $50 includes Aquarium admission, pizza lunch, snacks, crafts, holiday gift-wrap, and instruction. Each camp offers a different theme of animals. Register early at (910) 458-7468 to get the date you want. Dates for Holiday Elf Camp are:

Saturday, December 5, 2009; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Focus on Freshwater Animals
Saturday, December 12, 2009; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Focus on Brackish Water Animals
Saturday, December 19, 2009; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Focus on Saltwater Animals

The Aquarium is offering a festive twist to the popular Children’s Discovery Time program. Pre-school children create creatures of their own, as well as enjoy story-telling time. Each program offers a diverse animal theme with a holiday touch. The fee for the program is $5 per child. Parents pay admission only. Pre-registration is required. Dates for Children’s Discovery Time are:

Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM – Holiday Spiny Skinned Animals
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM – Holiday Turtles

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