Final days to save 50% Off annual passports, birthday parties and snorkeling sessions – Sale ends May 25th.
After much anticipation, SeaQuest’s newest location opens its doors exclusively to Annual Passport holders at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 26th.
Located at Southwest Plaza in Littleton, Colorado, this new facility will feature more than 20,000 square feet of interactive adventures from all across the globe, including exotic sea life in the South Pacific; tropical birds at the Amazon Rainforest; reptiles from the Egyptian Desert; otters, sharks, eels and other animals at The Great Wall of China exhibit, and much more.
During the members only preview, SeaQuest Annual Passport holders will have the privilege of being the first to experience an amazing “quest” around the world as they journey through specially themed exhibits which offer various hands on encounters like hand feeding sharks, stingrays, birds and other animals. SeaQuesters can also take “shelfies” with their new best friends.
For those seeking an elevated adventure, the new SeaQuest offers the highly interactive “Snorkel With Stingrays Encounter” where guests suit up and enter a 40,000-gallon swim tank filled with more than 40 diverse species of marine life! During the encounter, snorkelers are able to safely interact up close with sharks, stingrays, and other animals – an experience most non-coastal residents rarely have.
Now through May 25th, annual passports, snorkeling with stingray and birthday parties can all be purchased at half price. That means $69.95 buys a family of 5 an Annual Passport that provides unlimited animal interactions and “Questing” around five continents and over 1500 animals for an entire year. Snorkeling with stingrays encounters are also half price, making it only $19.98 per person (plus admission for non members). During the pre-open sale, birthday parties for a group of ten are just $99.95.
The SeaQuest members only preview is Saturday and Sunday, May 26th – 27th. To learn more about the new SeaQuest Littleton and take advantage of the 50% off pre-opening sale, visit Littleton.VisitSeaQuest.com/.
Teams of construction workers are creating a 20,000-square-foot aquatic world
Have you ever wanted to pet an otter? Later this year, you’ll get your chance. About 1,200 animals — 300 species — will soon call Littleton’s Southwest Plaza mall home.
SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium is expanding its reach to the Denver suburb. It already has locations in Las Vegas, Fort Worth, Texas, and Layton, Utah.
“The mall reached out to us,” said Elsa Macdonald, national marketing director for SeaQuest, as part of an effort to boost the shopping center’s industry. All of SeaQuest’s current locations are inside malls.
Teams of construction workers are creating a 20,000-square-foot aquatic world on the plaza’s lower level, next to Dillard’s. By late spring, the concrete slabs will mimic tropical forests, underwater utopias and frigid, arctic expanses. Room to room, visitors will be able to feed and touch animals from around the globe.
“We’re trying to transition throughout the entire world,” general manager Grant Carter said of the upcoming exhibits.
Carter said he expects visitors will get the chance to come face-to-face with species they may have never heard of, including his favorite, the coatimundi, which he described adoringly as a “raccoon-monkey.” Additionally, visitors will be able to swim with stingrays, take selfies with sharks and snuggle with snakes.
“The kids just light up when they’re able to touch the animals and interact with them,” Carter added.
What makes SeaQuest different from other aquariums? It is designed to be hands-on — not only with animals, but also with the community. Macdonald said SeaQuest hopes to be an integral part of nearby neighborhoods by supporting local nonprofits, hosting field trips for kids, working with STEM students of all ages and even acting as a tropical pet rescue for animals such as parakeets and iguanas.
Educational stations throughout the aquarium will teach visitors about several topics, including different climates and the importance of conservation.
More than 400,000 people visited SeaQuest locations last year, Macdonald said. She hopes to increase that number with the addition of the Littleton location and another in Southern California.
So, if you’ve ever wanted to work at an aquarium, now’s your chance.
“Mermaids are real at SeaQuest,” Carter said, hinting at an available job title. “The hiring process (for several positions) will be ramping up within the next few weeks.”
Presale and discounted passes are available online until the end of the month at littleton.visitseaquest.com. Regular day passes begin at $9.95 per person at other SeaQuest locations. For more information, go to visitseaquest.com.
SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium:
Southwest Plaza, 8501 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton
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Unique attraction projects 500,000 visitors in first year
Layton, UT (March 24, 2016) – Layton Hills Mall is excited to announce it will soon be home to SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium. The 20,000 sq. ft. indoor attraction, located on the mall’s lower level at Center Court, is slated to open late summer 2016.
Brad Boyle, owner and operator of SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium, has selected Layton Hills Mall to serve as the aquarium’s flagship location. “We are excited to be part of the Layton/Davis County community and bring this interactive experience to so many kids of all ages. We will have space for corporate events, birthday parties, high school dances and many other activities for groups looking for a unique experience”.
“We are constantly looking for opportunities to enhance the customer experience at Layton Hills Mall,” said Linda Kelley, General Manager. “This interactive aquarium will be an asset to the center and attract families from all over Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.”
SeaQuest brings to Layton the majestic wonders of our planet, ranging from rainforests and deserts to exotic marine life. Themed exhibits create an exciting quest for visitors as they make their way through the California Coast to the Amazon River. Guests are invited to connect with animals and their eco-systems through various hands-on activities which include hand feeding sharks, stingrays, birds and tropical animals. Anyone in search of a more daring experience can enjoy walk-in aviaries, feeding caiman alligators or snorkeling in the premier 40,000 gallon exhibit filled with reef sharks, stingrays and hundreds of tropical fish.
Sea Quest Interactive Aquarium is an ideal venue for school field trips, birthday parties, and private events. For more information visit visitseaquest.com
About Layton Hills Mall:
Layton Hills Mall is owned and managed by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, (NYSE:CBL). Layton Hills Mall features more than 100 great specialty shops and is anchored by JCPenney, Macy’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Additional information can be found at ShopLaytonHills.com.