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Green Sea Turtle

The Legend of Calypso’s Gold

Calling all young explorers! Get ready for an incredible adventure as you set off in search of the hidden treasure of the great Guardian Calypso.

In this high-energy, family-friendly experience, you’ll need to put on your explorer hat to help your Aquarium guide solve riddles, find clues, and discover the secrets that will lead you past the guardians of the treasure and to the treasure itself. You never know what kind of fun and adventure lies in store for you around every corner of the Aquarium.

The Basics

This tour is designed for guests that are between 5 and 10 years of age, but is open to all ages. All guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

1 ½ hours

Price (includes Aquarium admission):

Age General Price Member Price
Child (ages 3-11) $45 $20
Adult $55 $30

*For help with child pricing, please book over the phone with Central Reservations.

Getting Ready for Your Tour

  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour. Check in at our staff entrance, just around the corner from the Aquarium’s main entrance and across from the USS Torsk submarine
  • Stay late—your ticket is good for a full day of Aquarium exploration
  • For information on discounted parking, please check Bring your ticket to have it validated before leaving the Aquarium
  • When booking your tour, please notify Central Reservations of any guests with special needs

Additional Information

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, including if you miss your tour due to late arrival. If the Aquarium cancels your program, you’ll have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Call Ahead

To ensure that your tour hasn’t been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as animal health or inclement weather, please call 410-576-8822 the day of your program for cancellation information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my tour go behind-the-scenes?

No. Guests must be at least 8 years old to visit behind-the-scenes areas, so this tour was designed with our young explorers in mind!

How old do I have to be to go on this tour?

There are no age restrictions on this tour, but it’s a perfect fit for guests from 4 to 10 years old. 

Can my child participate without a parent or guardian?

A parent or guardian must accompany all participants under the age of 16. Minors 16 years of age or older may participate with a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians accompanying children must be at least 18 years old. For example, a 17-year-old may attend a tour with a signed waiver, but their 10-year-old sibling may not accompany them without an adult.

Will I get to touch any animals?

Not all of the animals you’ll see on your tour are available for guest interaction. We try to bring you as close to our animals as possible, but for both your safety and that of our animals, we cannot guarantee the opportunity to touch or handle an animal.

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, as you’ll be traveling around the Aquarium.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are not allowed in the Aquarium and should be checked prior to the start of your tour. Strollers are permitted for guests with disabilities.

Is admission included with my tour?

Yes! You’re free to explore the Aquarium during our regular hours before or after your tour. To enter the building, please use the Pier 3 Staff Entrance located directly across from the U.S.S. Torsk submarine.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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