Experience a flurry of family fun this holiday season with festive and frosty hands-on activities.
TAMPA, FL (November 21, 2023) – A wintery wonderland is in the forecast this weekend at The Florida Aquarium’s Snow Days, a cherished annual holiday event. The icy excitement kicks off on Saturday, and the event runs this weekend and every weekend in December with a full week of fun, December 26-31.
Guests are encouraged to grab their gloves to immerse themselves in a variety of snow-packed activities. The “Sno Fly Zone” will feature a snowball toss and the popular snowball slingshot. The young and young-at-heart will let their creative side shine through with snow painting—where the snow becomes their canvas. There will be dashing through the ‘snow’ maze, dancing on the rooftop terrace and more.
WHEN: Saturday, November 25 | 10:30 a.m. to noon
WHAT: Visit The Florida Aquarium’s Snow Days event to see guests experiencing the magic of winter without leaving the warmth of Tampa.
WHO: Interviews are available with a team member from the Aquarium who can share more about this family favorite holiday event.
WHERE: The Florida Aquarium: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.
Snow Days Event Details
Snow Days is included with membership and general admission, with advanced ticket purchase required.
- Saturdays & Sundays: November 25-December 24 + New Year’s Eve | 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Daily: December 26-30 | Extended Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Aquarium will be hosting a sensory-friendly Snow Days event on Thursday, December 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Photos with Santa
Santa will be making several stops at The Florida Aquarium before he heads back to the North Pole. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the memorable holiday moments. Photos with jolly old Saint Nick are free for members and included with general admission.
Santa’s Schedule | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
· November 24, 25 & 26
· December: 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17
Sensory-Friendly Photos with Santa
· Saturday, December 2 | 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Santa Paws Pet Photos with Santa
Furry friends are covered too, as Santa Paws offers a pet-friendly photo opportunity with Santa. Taking place in front of the Aquarium, near the iconic stingray statue, this event is free and open to the public.
· Saturday, November 25 | 6:00 to 8 p.m.
For more information about the event, including the schedule of activities and to purchase tickets, visit The Florida Aquarium’s website.
About The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium actively participates in and promotes stewardship of the natural environment as part of our mission of conservation. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, The Florida Aquarium provides an opportunity to see thousands of aquatic and terrestrial animals, explore complex ecosystems, look for wild dolphins in Tampa Bay, play at the Splash Pad and more! More than a must-see attraction, The Florida Aquarium is focused on saving marine wildlife through conservation research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations. To learn more, follow us on social media at @floridaaquarium and visit flaquarium.org.