The Center for Aquatic Sciences at the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium is offering a “wet and wild” time for couples looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s day. “That’s A-Moray” is an adults-only event where couples learn about the mating habits of undersea creatures and ocean animals.
Couples can look forward to an after hours aquarium experience featuring touch exhibits and two drink tickets per couple; as well as free parking, a buffet dinner and dessert, and up-close animal talks. Finally, there’s a cash bar with signature cocktail and a behind the scenes look at the aquarium’s Ocean Realm.
Love Under the Sea
The aquarium describes its Ocean Realm exhibit as an area where “guests come face-to-face with 760,000 gallons of seawater,” encouraging them to get up close and personal with southern stingrays, silky sharks, blue runners, hammerhead sharks and more through the two large windows.
The event is scheduled for Friday, February 16 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm with prices listed as $175 per couple. Adventure Aquarium members pay $150, but participants must be at least 21 years of age to attend.
Guests can also wow their significant others with an underwater message from a SCUBA diver, a “diver-gram.”
Parents also need not worry about finding a babysitter to watch the kids on their special night; “That’s A-Moray” night camp offers games, crafts and animal encounters conducted by Adventure Aquarium’s educators. The cost is $50 per child and $45 for Adventure Aquarium members, which includes pizza, drinks, snacks, and all activities.
The aquarium states that, “All proceeds for this event benefit the Center for Aquatic Sciences. The mission of the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium is Education and Youth Development through promoting the understanding, appreciation, and protection of aquatic life and habitats.”
The center promotes awareness of aquatic life and habitats and partners with local schools in Camden and Philadelphia; as a result, they can educate students through school-day programs and extracurricular activities.
Visit the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium site for a full list of upcoming events.