Holidays Under the Peaks

November 17 – December 31, 2017

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!

Program Schedule

November 17-December 1
12:00 pm – Magnificent Marine Invertebrates (Ocean Journey Level 4)
1:15 pm – Freshwater Pipefish Feeding (Rivers of the World, River Journey Level 2)

December 2-16
10:30 am – “Sandy Claws” Crab/Lobster Program (Boneless Beauties, Ocean Journey, Level 2)
3:00 pm – Colorful Chameleons (River Journey Lobby)

December 17-31
11:00 am – Penguin Storytime, Penguins’ Rock (Penguins' Rock, Ocean Journey Level 2)
1:00 pm – Merry Mammals (River Journey Auditorium)

(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 18 – December 17. (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  Nickajack Lake
Saturday, Nov 25   11:00 am Nickajack Lake
Sunday, Nov 26  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Dec 2  11:00 am  River Giants
Sunday, Dec 3  2:00 pm Nickajack Lake
Saturday, Dec 9  11:00 am  Nickajack Lake
Sunday, Dec 10  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Dec 16  11:00 am   River Giants
Sunday, Dec 17  2:00 pm  Nickajack Lake

Young Scientist Programs

On Sundays, kids will love spending time up close with cool creatures during Young Scientist programs. Aquarium educators have designed this series of new interactive sessions for school-age children in the hopes of sparking waves of curiosity about creatures they might encounter, at home and around the world. Young Scientists can pop into the special program gallery on the A-level of the River Journey building (next to Seahorses), between 1:15 and 2 p.m., to get in touch with their inner biologist.

  • November 19 – Opossums
  • November 26 – Migratory Birds
  • December 3 – Microscopes
  • December 10 – Stream Science
  • December 17 – Gifts for Animals

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. 

PJs and The Polar Express December 16 &  December 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! 


Special thanks to our Holidays Under the Peaks sponsors:        

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