Explore. Imagine. Play!

Join us for a fun adventure!

Explore, imagine and play with Wonders of Wildlife! Get festive with the fishes, discover the history and creatures of the Americas, explore the North and South Pole, and sink your teeth into Shark Week. Different educational programs, speakers, and animal encounters will make each visit a unique and passport-worthy adventure.

This Week's Hours

  • Thursday OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Saturday OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Sunday OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Monday OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Tuesday OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Wednesday OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday, June 24, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday, June 25, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday, June 26, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Monday, June 28, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday, July 1, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday, July 2, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday, July 3, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday, July 4, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Monday, July 5, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday, July 8, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday, July 9, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday, July 10, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday, July 11, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Monday, July 12, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday, July 15, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday, July 16, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday, July 17, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday, July 18, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Monday, July 19, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday, July 22, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday, July 23, 2021
  • OPEN 9:00 am-7:00 pm

passport to play

Passport To Play!

Starting May 31, kids will receive a complimentary Passport to Play, which will include activities for kids to perform throughout the Aquarium and Wildlife Galleries. This activity book will be filled with questions, interactive activities, and opportunities for giveaways during our themed adventures throughout the year.

Upcoming Adventures

American Adventure

Trek across land and sea, discovering fascinating friends along the way. Enjoy our themed activities to celebrate the creatures and habitats of the Americas.

American Adventure Activities:

During American Adventure, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Wildlife Galleries and Aquarium. These activities will be from 10-11am and 2-3pm each day during American Adventure, with an additional time of 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Theodore Roosevelt's Cabin: June 22, 29
    • Lewis & Clark: June 28, July 4
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Bison Supermarket in Theodore Roosevelt's Cabin: June 21, 27, 28, July 3
    • Elk & Deer in Bucks and Bulls: June 24, 30
    • National Parks in National Parks: June 25, July 1
  • I Spy
    • Amazon Rainforest: June 25, July 2

Scholastic Book Fair:

June 23rd - June 27th

Explore. Imagine. Play! Take your WOW adventure to the next level by diving into our Scholastic book fair. Located in Shipwreck Theater at Wonders of Wildlife, we will have fascinating fiction and captivating tales about wildlife, nature and conservation. You won't want to miss out— it is sure to be one for the books!

Scholastic Book Fair

American Adventure Animal Encounters:

During American Adventure, watch fun interactions between members of our Life Sciences team and our animals! Stop by these encounters during American Adventure:

  • American Alligator exhibit every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm to see our team train our alligator, Rex
  • River Otter exhibit every Monday and Friday at 12:30pm to see our team train our otters
  • Bear exhibit every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am to see our bears enjoy popsicles

Please be mindful of other guests and do not crowd or block traffic.

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture under the Bucks and Bulls Arch in the Wildlife Galleries and post it on Social Media during American Adventure! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Book your admission for American Adventure week now!

Book Now

Polar Expedition

July 12 - 15

Brave the ice and navigate through the glaciers — it’s time to chill with the gentoos and pose with the polars! Enjoy an expedition full of themed events, activities and fun facts.

Polar Expedition Adventure Activities:

During Polar Expedition, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Wildlife Galleries. These activities will be from 10-11am and 2-3pm each day during Polar Expedition, with an additional time of 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Penguin Cove: July 14,18, 21, 25
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Polar Bears in Penguin Cove: July 12, 17, 19, 24
    • Penguins in Penguin Cove: July 13, 15, 20, 22
  • I Spy
    • Penguin Cove: July 16, 23

Polar Expedition Animal Encounters:

During Polar Expedition, stop by Penguin Cove every day at 10:30am for fun penguin enrichments!

Please be mindful of other guests and do not crowd or block traffic.

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with either the polar bear in Boone and Crockett Club's National Collection of Heads and Horns or at the measuring station in Penguin Cove and post it on Social Media during Polar Expedition! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Jawsome Journey

August 9-22

Take a bite out of Jawsome Journey and immerse yourself in several jawsome experiences and shark-themed adventures!

Jawsome Journey Adventure Activities:

During Jawsome Journey, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Aquarium. These activities will be from 10-11am and 2-3pm each day during Jawsome Journey, with an additional time of 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Lower Out to Sea: August 10, 15, 17, 22
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Sharks in Lower Out to Sea: August 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
  • I Spy
    • Shark Alley: August 11, 13, 18, 20

Jawsome Journey Animal Encounters:

During Jawsome Journey, stop by Out to Sea every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1:00pm to watch our team feed the sharks!

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with the megalodon shark jaws in Shark Alley and post a picture on Social Media during Jawsome Journey! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildilfe #WOWAquarium

African Safari

September 13-26

Grab the pith helmets and khaki, it’s time for an African Safari! Join the adventure and enjoy safari-themed events and activities.

African Safari Adventure Activities:

During African Safari, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Wildlife Galleries. These activities will be from 11am-Noon each day during African Safari, with an additional time slot of 2-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Great African Hall: September 19, 26
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Africa in Great African Hall: September 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25
  • Storytime
    • Africa Story in Shipwreck Theater: September 14, 17, 21, 23
  • I Spy
    • Great African Hall: September 15, 22

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with your favorite animal in Great African Hall and post it on Social Media during African Safari! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Oddity Odyssey

October 4 – 17

Discover captivating critters and fascinating fish as you embark on your Oddity Odyssey! Enjoy our themed activities to celebrate the odd and unusual creatures of WOW.

Oddity Odyssey Adventure Activities:

During Oddity Odyssey, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Aquarium. These activities will be from 11am-Noon each day during Oddity Odyssey, with an additional time of 2-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Curiosity Crates
    • Creepy Crawlers in Aquarium Lobby: October 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17
  • Storytime
    • Creepy Crawlers Storytime in Shipwreck Theater: October 5, 8, 12, 15
  • I Spy
    • Shipwreck Theater: October 6 and 13

Oddity Odyssey Animal Encounter:

During Oddity Odyssey, stop by our American Alligator exhibit every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm to see our team train our alligator, Rex! Please be mindful of other guests and do not crowd or block traffic.

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture in the River Monsters tunnel and post it on Social Media during Oddity Odyssey! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildilfe #WOWAquarium

Spooks & Splashes

October 24-30

Gather your fellow goblins and ghouls for a spirited good time! Enjoy candy, costumes, and thrilling themed activities sure to put a spark in your jack-o-lantern.

Candy Stations

Stop by Theodore Roosevelt's Cabin or Lunker Lake during your Spooks & Splashes adventure for candy!

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with the jack-o-lantern decals on the Jellies tanks and post it on Social Media during Spooks and Splashes! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

SEAsons of Wonder

November 24 - December 31

Get in the fishmas spirit with festive-themed events and delightful activities. It’s sure to be a jolly good time alongside SCUBA Claus and other merry friends.

SEAsons of Wonder Adventure Activities:

During SEAsons of Wonder, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Wildlife Galleries and Aquarium. These activities will be from 11am-Noon each day during SEAsons of Wonder, with an additional time of 2-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • I Spy
    • Shipwreck Theater: November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Holiday Storytime
    • Shipwreck Theater: November 25, December 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Penguin Cove: November 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Polar Bear in Aquarium Lobby: November 27, December 4, 11, 18
    • Reindeer in Aquarium Lobby: November 28, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with the Christmas Tree in Theodore Roosevelt's cabin and post it on Social Media during SEAsons of Wonder. Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Make a splash and enjoy fish-themed events and activities to celebrate our finned friends at WOW.

Fin Fest Adventure Activities:

During Fin Fest, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Aquarium. These activities will be from 10-11am and 2-3pm each day during Fin Fest, with an additional time of 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Community Pond: June 1, 8
    • Out to Sea: June 3, 10
    • Great Barrier Reef: June 5, 12
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Sharks in Lower Out to Sea: May 31, June 7
    • Bony vs. Cartilaginous Fishes in Great Barrier Reef: June 2, 6, 9, 13
  • I Spy
    • Upper Shipwreck Room: June 4, 11

Fin Fest Speaker Schedule:

Join us in Shipwreck Theater on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Fin Fest from 12-1pm for interesting presentations from our Life Sciences team, who take care of the animals that call WOW home!

  • June 1 & 8 (Tuesday)
    • Clownfish Presentation 12-12:30pm
    • Electric Eel Presentation 12:30-1pm
  • June 3 & 10 (Thursday)
    • Sturgeon Presentation 12-12:30pm
    • Coral Reef Presentation 12:30-1pm

Fin Fest Animal Encounters:

During Fin Fest, stop by Community Pond every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm to watch our team feed the fish!

Please be mindful of other guests and do not crowd or block traffic.

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with the Diver Decal located on the upper level of Open Ocean and post it on Social Media during Fin Fest! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Get Tickets During Fin Fest!

Book Now

Make a splash and enjoy fish-themed events and activities to celebrate our finned friends at WOW.

Fin Fest Adventure Activities:

During Fin Fest, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Aquarium. These activities will be from 10-11am and 2-3pm each day during Fin Fest, with an additional time of 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Community Pond: June 1, 8
    • Out to Sea: June 3, 10
    • Great Barrier Reef: June 5, 12
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Sharks in Lower Out to Sea: May 31, June 7
    • Bony vs. Cartilaginous Fishes in Great Barrier Reef: June 2, 6, 9, 13
  • I Spy
    • Upper Shipwreck Room: June 4, 11

Fin Fest Speaker Schedule:

Join us in Shipwreck Theater on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Fin Fest from 12-1pm for interesting presentations from our Life Sciences team, who take care of the animals that call WOW home!

  • June 1 & 8 (Tuesday)
    • Clownfish Presentation 12-12:30pm
    • Electric Eel Presentation 12:30-1pm
  • June 3 & 10 (Thursday)
    • Sturgeon Presentation 12-12:30pm
    • Coral Reef Presentation 12:30-1pm

Fin Fest Animal Encounters:

During Fin Fest, stop by Community Pond every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm to watch our team feed the fish!

Please be mindful of other guests and do not crowd or block traffic.

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with the Diver Decal located on the upper level of Open Ocean and post it on Social Media during Fin Fest! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Get Tickets During Fin Fest!

Book Now

American Adventure

Trek across land and sea, discovering fascinating friends along the way. Enjoy our themed activities to celebrate the creatures and habitats of the Americas.

American Adventure Activities:

During American Adventure, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Wildlife Galleries and Aquarium. These activities will be from 10-11am and 2-3pm each day during American Adventure, with an additional time of 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Theodore Roosevelt's Cabin: June 22, 29
    • Lewis & Clark: June 28, July 4
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Bison Supermarket in Theodore Roosevelt's Cabin: June 21, 27, 28, July 3
    • Elk & Deer in Bucks and Bulls: June 24, 30
    • National Parks in National Parks: June 25, July 1
  • I Spy
    • Amazon Rainforest: June 25, July 2

Scholastic Book Fair:

June 23rd - June 27th

Explore. Imagine. Play! Take your WOW adventure to the next level by diving into our Scholastic book fair. Located in Shipwreck Theater at Wonders of Wildlife, we will have fascinating fiction and captivating tales about wildlife, nature and conservation. You won't want to miss out— it is sure to be one for the books!

Scholastic Book Fair

American Adventure Animal Encounters:

During American Adventure, watch fun interactions between members of our Life Sciences team and our animals! Stop by these encounters during American Adventure:

  • American Alligator exhibit every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm to see our team train our alligator, Rex
  • River Otter exhibit every Monday and Friday at 12:30pm to see our team train our otters
  • Bear exhibit every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am to see our bears enjoy popsicles

Please be mindful of other guests and do not crowd or block traffic.

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture under the Bucks and Bulls Arch in the Wildlife Galleries and post it on Social Media during American Adventure! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Book your admission for American Adventure week now!

Book Now

Polar Expedition

July 12 - 15

Brave the ice and navigate through the glaciers — it’s time to chill with the gentoos and pose with the polars! Enjoy an expedition full of themed events, activities and fun facts.

Polar Expedition Adventure Activities:

During Polar Expedition, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Wildlife Galleries. These activities will be from 10-11am and 2-3pm each day during Polar Expedition, with an additional time of 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Penguin Cove: July 14,18, 21, 25
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Polar Bears in Penguin Cove: July 12, 17, 19, 24
    • Penguins in Penguin Cove: July 13, 15, 20, 22
  • I Spy
    • Penguin Cove: July 16, 23

Polar Expedition Animal Encounters:

During Polar Expedition, stop by Penguin Cove every day at 10:30am for fun penguin enrichments!

Please be mindful of other guests and do not crowd or block traffic.

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with either the polar bear in Boone and Crockett Club's National Collection of Heads and Horns or at the measuring station in Penguin Cove and post it on Social Media during Polar Expedition! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Jawsome Journey

August 9-22

Take a bite out of Jawsome Journey and immerse yourself in several jawsome experiences and shark-themed adventures!

Jawsome Journey Adventure Activities:

During Jawsome Journey, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Aquarium. These activities will be from 10-11am and 2-3pm each day during Jawsome Journey, with an additional time of 4-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Lower Out to Sea: August 10, 15, 17, 22
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Sharks in Lower Out to Sea: August 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
  • I Spy
    • Shark Alley: August 11, 13, 18, 20

Jawsome Journey Animal Encounters:

During Jawsome Journey, stop by Out to Sea every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1:00pm to watch our team feed the sharks!

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with the megalodon shark jaws in Shark Alley and post a picture on Social Media during Jawsome Journey! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildilfe #WOWAquarium

African Safari

September 13-26

Grab the pith helmets and khaki, it’s time for an African Safari! Join the adventure and enjoy safari-themed events and activities.

African Safari Adventure Activities:

During African Safari, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Wildlife Galleries. These activities will be from 11am-Noon each day during African Safari, with an additional time slot of 2-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Great African Hall: September 19, 26
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Africa in Great African Hall: September 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25
  • Storytime
    • Africa Story in Shipwreck Theater: September 14, 17, 21, 23
  • I Spy
    • Great African Hall: September 15, 22

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with your favorite animal in Great African Hall and post it on Social Media during African Safari! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

Oddity Odyssey

October 4 – 17

Discover captivating critters and fascinating fish as you embark on your Oddity Odyssey! Enjoy our themed activities to celebrate the odd and unusual creatures of WOW.

Oddity Odyssey Adventure Activities:

During Oddity Odyssey, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Aquarium. These activities will be from 11am-Noon each day during Oddity Odyssey, with an additional time of 2-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Curiosity Crates
    • Creepy Crawlers in Aquarium Lobby: October 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17
  • Storytime
    • Creepy Crawlers Storytime in Shipwreck Theater: October 5, 8, 12, 15
  • I Spy
    • Shipwreck Theater: October 6 and 13

Oddity Odyssey Animal Encounter:

During Oddity Odyssey, stop by our American Alligator exhibit every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm to see our team train our alligator, Rex! Please be mindful of other guests and do not crowd or block traffic.

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture in the River Monsters tunnel and post it on Social Media during Oddity Odyssey! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildilfe #WOWAquarium

Spooks & Splashes

October 24-30

Gather your fellow goblins and ghouls for a spirited good time! Enjoy candy, costumes, and thrilling themed activities sure to put a spark in your jack-o-lantern.

Candy Stations

Stop by Theodore Roosevelt's Cabin or Lunker Lake during your Spooks & Splashes adventure for candy!

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with the jack-o-lantern decals on the Jellies tanks and post it on Social Media during Spooks and Splashes! Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium

SEAsons of Wonder

November 24 - December 31

Get in the fishmas spirit with festive-themed events and delightful activities. It’s sure to be a jolly good time alongside SCUBA Claus and other merry friends.

SEAsons of Wonder Adventure Activities:

During SEAsons of Wonder, interact with members from WOW's Education team at various activities throughout the Wildlife Galleries and Aquarium. These activities will be from 11am-Noon each day during SEAsons of Wonder, with an additional time of 2-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • I Spy
    • Shipwreck Theater: November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Holiday Storytime
    • Shipwreck Theater: November 25, December 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
  • Exhibit Encounters
    • Penguin Cove: November 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Curiosity Crates
    • Polar Bear in Aquarium Lobby: November 27, December 4, 11, 18
    • Reindeer in Aquarium Lobby: November 28, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Social Media Giveaway:

Take a picture with the Christmas Tree in Theodore Roosevelt's cabin and post it on Social Media during SEAsons of Wonder. Tag Wonders of Wildlife to be entered to win a prize! @WondersofWildlife #WOWAquarium