We love taking a staycation and hitting up the Grapevine Mills Mall. One of our favorite stops is the Sea Life Aquarium. My son, Michael, has been into sharks for about 2 years now, and I’m excited to announce a new area at the aquarium!
Shark Mission is an interactive area right by the Shark Walk. Using touch screen technology, you and your children can learn about many types of sharks. Integrated in the learning experience are several games as well. It really is fun for the whole family, and my kids enjoyed playing the games after learning about the different sharks. Besides the fun games, they enjoyed being able to learn more about where the sharks are found in real life, as well as being able to drag the shark around for a 360 degree look at these amazing creatures.
Thanks so much for the early preview, Sea Life Grapevine!
CHALLENGE YOUR FEARS AND KNOWLEDGE OF NATURE’S MOST MISUNDERSTOOD OCEAN PREDATORS WITH SHARK MISSION AT SEA LIFE AQUARIUM
Get Closer Than Ever To 15 Species of Live Sharks
NEW Giant Interactive Touch Screens Profile Sharks In A Whole New Way
Grapevine, Texas (February 10, 2014) – One of nature’s most misunderstood species and state-of-the-art technology collide in Shark Mission, a new interactive zone that launches at SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine on Friday, March 7.
In Shark Mission, visitors can immerse themselves in the life of a shark, play interactive games, experience spectacular visuals and learn fascinating facts about these majestic predators of the deep. The hands-on exhibit, in conjunction with the redesigned Shark Walk, create a new shark area that allows guests of all ages to watch several species of sharks swim beneath their feet from a suspended glass platform and discover compelling facts about shark anatomy and habits with giant cutting-edge touch screens.
For a larger than life experience, there is also an opportunity to take your picture with the humongous jaws of a Megalodon shark, the biggest prehistoric shark that ever lived, whose teeth are nearly ten times the size of a great white shark. Visitors can also touch real shark eggs, teeth and more in the interactive discovery touch pools. Be sure to also watch aquarists feed the sharks in the ocean tank every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
“This is the first Shark Mission to open in the U.S., and a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about these majestic creatures in a fun and engaging way before seeing these amazing predators up-close in our Shark Walk and 360-degree underwater ocean tunnel,” says Iain Scouller, SEA LIFE Aquarium Regional General Manager.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – attraction remains open 90 minutes after last admission.
SEA LIFE Aquarium
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, Texas 76051
About SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine:
SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing 360° ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun! To get any closer you would have to get wet!
About Merlin Entertainments:
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, 9 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees. Merlin has eighteen attractions and one hotel in the USA – including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; and Westchester, New York; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth; and the Mall of America in Minneapolis – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.