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Aquarium of Niagara offers classes and camps over winter break

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Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm

Don't let the kids be bored this winter break. There is plenty to do at the Aquarium of Niagara - and all inside.

If it is too cold for the kids, they can discover penguins feel the same way at aquarium "Penguin Day Camps" running 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 28 and 30. Families with children ages 6-plus can dive deep with staffers at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27 as part of a "Sharks in Depth." For all the kids who like to ask "Why?", the hands-on junior scientist class running from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dec. 29 will show them how to find the answer.

"Our classes are meant to be fun ways for young and old to experience the aquarium during a time families traditionally gather," educator Katherine Jones said. "We offer a chance to continue the learning through the break and create new memories as a family."

Get your hands wet and meet marine life such as crabs, lobsters and sea stars at the aquarium's public touch tank, offered at noon and 4 p.m. throughout the week. Guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind holiday sea lion show, where trainers swim with the animals.

For more information, call the education department at 716-285-3575, ext. 209, or email [email protected].

The Aquarium of Niagara is located at 701 Whirlpool St.

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