Up-Coming Events at the Austin Aquarium
Special events and holidays are an exciting and fun time at the aquarium. Get into the spirit of things at these events and make memories.
Texas Sealife Center Campaign – Through Aug. 20
The Texas Sealife Center is a non-profit 501c3 wildlife hospital in Corpus Christi Texas. The hospital takes in injured sea turtles, shorebirds and raptors from the Texas coast who are injured and need medical assistance with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. Since opening in 2013, the organization has continued to grow, doubling their intake every year and taking in over 400 (60 sea turtle) patients in 2016 alone. This year the number of patients will be even higher. With the public realization that there is a hospital to help Sea Turtles in Corpus Christi, more and more turtles that have trauma to their shell from boats, that have been hooked by fisherman or that need surgical removal of tumors are being brought to the Center. Tumors are a new issue caused by the herpes virus and is a growing problem.
The Texas Sealife Center is looking to upgrade their sea turtle hospital pools and filtration to support the increase in sea turtles needing medical assistance. They are looking to raise $40,000 by mid-August of 2017 to implement the needed improvements to house and care for more turtles. This GoFundMe page is one mechanism by which we hope to contribute to the overall fund raising for these improvements to benefit the turtles.
As an incentive, San Antonio Aquarium and Austin Aquarium will provide an activity token to either aquarium for every $10 donation and an Admit One Admission ticket to everyone donating $30. Multiple $30 donations will receive additional Admit Ones. For example, a $60 donation will receive two Admit Ones and a $90 donation will get you three Admit One Admission tickets to either aquarium.
Member Appreciation Night – September 14
Get your membership family together and join us for a night just for MEMBERS! Explore all the animal exhibits without the hubub of the general public. Mermaid interactions will be happening, selfie-taking with our pirate and sailor man, face-painting and tattoos, and even hot dogs on the grill!
If you can’t make it this time, you can plan to attend one of our future Member Appreciation Nights at the following dates:
- November 30, 2017: 6-9 p.m.
- March 1, 2018: 6-9 p.m.
- June 7, 2018: 6-9 p.m.