With the holiday season fast approaching, the Aquarium of Niagara is getting ready to celebrate with a series of events, specials and donation drives. Trainers will continue to hold daily feeding presentations featuring the Aquarium of Niagara's newest family member, 6-month-old Atlantic harbor seal Cruz.
The spirit of holiday giving will officially kick-off on "Giving Tuesday," Dec. 2. The aquarium will host a nonperishable food and personal items drive to benefit Heart, Love and Soul of Niagara Falls, and Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier. Also on "Giving Tuesday," the aquarium will participate in a special 24-hour fundraising challenge hosted at www.crowdrise.com/AqNiagaraGivingTuesday.
In order to support the continued mission of providing a safe and healthy home for rescued marine mammals, the funds raised on "Giving Tuesday" will go directly into a savings account for emergency animal rescue.
On Dec. 20-21, from 9-11 a.m., the second annual " 'Tis the Season" weekend will welcome Aquarium of Niagara members to enjoy a light breakfast, crafts, games and family photo opportunities with Santa.
Not an aquarium member yet? On "Black Friday" weekend, a limited number of buy-one, get-one-free memberships will be available to the public.
The Aquarium of Niagara is open daily at 9 a.m. throughout the holiday season with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Visit www.aquariumofniagara.org for updated winter hours.