We had family members visiting from the UK recently and they were keen to visit the S.E.A. Aquarium as they had heard much about it. Dana was eagerly looking forward to hosting her cousin whom she hasn’t met in 2 years. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that over and above their usual exhibits, the S.E.A Aquarium has a special Christmas programme, ‘Merry Fishmas‘ (1 Dec to 3 Jan 2016) for the festive season where it leverages on the year end holidays to allow families to learn more about underwater creatures.
Pick up a Merry Fishmas booklet at the entrance of the aquarium and you’re on your way! Look out for the 12 LED screens that explain the selected sea creatures highlighted in the booklet and answer the 12 questions. It was quite a special and heartwarming to see my daughter and her cousin Oliver trying to spot the LED screens at the different stations, attempting to read them and then answer the questions together. It was a great way for these cousins to bond and learn at the same time.
Apart from this learning experience, children can make a wish by coloring one of the many fish ornaments and hanging them on the Christmas tree at the Open Ocean Exhibit. Once you’ve hung them, wait for good news…this is, after all, a season where wishes do come true!
At the Open Ocean Exhibit, children can have a go at a sure-win lucky spin. One child is allowed one chance at this lucky spin where everyone wins something. Dana won a S.E.A Aquarium cap which she generously gave to her cousin as a memento.
My cousins from the UK were thoroughly impressed with the S.E.A Aquarium, especially how engaging it was for the children. In fact, so thoughtful were they that we noticed that to complete the booklet, one doesn’t to write on it – you just scratch off the answers. How clever given that most tourists do not carry writing materials while on vacation.
We enjoyed our morning’s experience at the aquarium and walked away feeling enriched and educated! Check out the line-up of Christmas activities at the aquarium here.
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I’ve always enjoyed the aquarium. Good to see there are special activities lined up from time to time, so there’s always something new for the kids!
How nice of them to have this Christmas programme! Love the sure-win lucky spin, where every visitor can leave the place happy. I’m convinced that Dana had a great time bonding with her cousin.
there’s always something special in the aquarium for different occasions. am sure Dana had a good time hosting
Ai Sakura says
Wow it’s so festive and fun! Would have loved to visit it during Christmas season too but had too many things going on recently… thank you for sharing your experience!
Ai @ Sakura Haruka
Pooja Kawatra says
Love this christmas feel everywhere and lucky spin will make all happy during this festive season. I think it is time to go again with my little one.
Debs G @ Owls Well says
SEA Aquarium never fails to disappoint! The Christmas programme looks like fun – and I bet the UK Cousin was impressed!
Oh how lucky! You saw a santa diver! Or was that an elf diver? We had wanted to make a trip but I was too tired with al the activities lined up for the kids this month. SEAA has always come up with very nice decors for each occasion. I’m sure your relatives had a great time too
Your photos look so good, Angie!! We love going to SEA Aquarium too, our kiddos’ favourite station is always the jellyfishes. Hehe. Merry Christmas!!
Love how RWS switches their themes and activities to fit the seasons! And this looks like a fun one!