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2016 Calendar of Events

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New events added throughout the year.

January 2016

Super Saturdays: Buy One Get One Free Aquarium Adventure Pass on Saturdays! Must print coupon and present at ticket booth.

  • 2: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 16: Zoologist for a Day
  • 31: Bridal Open House- RSVP required. For additional information contact nautilusweddings@ldry.com or 713-315-5168.

February 2016

  • 6: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 12: Homeschool Day: This is a special day for homeschooled children to learn more about our animals and explore the wonders of the aquatic world (4 years to 18 years old). Pre-registration required for attendance. (Date Subject to Change)
  • 14: Romance Under the Sea: Bring your sweetheart for a romantic dinner for two in our Nautilus Ballroom. (Reservations Required)
  • 20: Zoologist for a Day

March 2016

  • 1: Educator Open House: This event is for teachers in the greater Houston area to learn and experience our field trip offerings. We will feature guided tours, sneak peeks of classroom programs and much more. Pre-registration required for attendance. (Date Subject to Change)
  • 5: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 14-18: Sea Safari Camp
  • 19: Zoologist for a Day
  • 26: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny- Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny! (Reservations required)
  • 27: Easter Brunch- Over 40 delicious items to choose from! Plus Easter egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny! (Reservations required)

April 2016

  • 2: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 16: Zoologist for a Day
  • 22: Party for the Planet: Join us for our Earth Day Celebration!

May 2016

  • 7: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 6: Coral’s 12th Birthday: Join us for our White Tiger, Coral's 12th B-day party! She loves meat cake!
  • 8: Mother's Day Brunch: Bring mom and the family for a wonderful dining experience with delicious buffet items to choose from! (Reservations Required)
  • 20: Endangered Species Day- People of all ages are encouraged to learn about the importance of protecting endangered wildlife and how you can help!
  • 21: Zoologist for a Day
  • 27: Latin Beats- Join us for Music and Salsa Dancing from 7pm-10pm!

June 2016

  • Latin Beats: Join us every Friday for Music and Salsa Dancing from 7pm-10pm!
  • Two For Tuesdays: Buy One Get One Free Aquarium Adventure Pass on Tuesdays! Must print coupon and present at ticket booth.
  • 4: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 8: World Oceans Day- The Ocean is the heart of our planet—celebrate the importance of it in our lives and how we can protect it.
  • 6-10: Sea Safari I Camp
  • 13-17: Sea Safari II Camp
  • 18: Zoologist for a Day
  • 20-24: Explor-Oceans Camp
  • 27-7/1: Sea Safari I Camp

July 2016

  • Latin Beats: Join us every Friday for Music and Salsa Dancing from 7pm-10pm!
  • Two For Tuesdays: Buy One Get One Free Aquarium Adventure Pass on Tuesdays! Must print coupon and present at ticket booth.
  • 1-3: Shark Weekend: Celebrate Sharks with education booths, arts & crafts and fun activities.
  • 2: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 11-15: Sea Safari II Camp
  • 16: Zoologist for a Day
  • 18-22: Explor-Oceans Camp
  • 23, 24: Tiger Weekend- Celebrate International Day of the Tiger during our Tiger Weekend! Conservation information, shows, crafts and more!
  • 25-29: Sea Safari I Camp

August 2016

  • Latin Beats: Join us for Music and Salsa Dancing from 7pm-10pm!
  • Two For Tuesdays: Buy One Get One Free Aquarium Adventure Pass on Tuesdays! Must print coupon and present at ticket booth.
  • 6: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 1-5: Sea Safari II Camp
  • 8-12: Explor-Oceans Camp
  • 12: Latin Beats: Join us for our last Latin Beats of the year. Music and Salsa Dancing from 7pm-10pm!
  • 14: Bridal Open House: RSVP required. For additional information contact 713-315-5168 or nautilusweddings@ldry.com
  • 20: Zoologist for a Day
  • 30: Homeschool Day: This is a special day for homeschooled children to learn more about our animals and explore the wonders of the aquatic world. Programs geared for ages (4 years to 18 years old). Pre-registration required for attendance. (Date Subject to Change)

September 2016

Super Saturdays: Buy One Get One Free Aquarium Adventure Pass on Saturdays! Must print coupon (on website) and present at ticket booth.

  • 3: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 17: Zoologist for a Day
  • 20: Educator Open House: This event is for teachers in the greater Houston area to learn and experience our field trip offerings. We will feature guided tours, sneak peeks of classroom programs and much more. Pre-registration required for attendance. (Date Subject to Change)

October 2016

National Seafood Month: Enjoy the flavors of the Sea at the Aquarium with a select discounted food item! Visit our website or Facebook for details.

  • 1: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 4: Reef’s 12th Birthday: Join us for our White Tiger, Reef's 12th B-day party!
  • 15: Zoologist for a Day
  • 15, 16: Smash the Squash: Pumpkin pouncing White Tiger event! Watch as our tigers get their favorite Halloween treat— meat!
  • 22, 23: Smash the Squash: Pumpkin pouncing White Tiger event! Watch as our tigers get their favorite Halloween treat— meat!
  • 29, 30: Smash the Squash: Pumpkin pouncing White Tiger event! Watch as our tigers get their favorite Halloween treat— meat!
  • 31: Smash the Squash: Pumpkin pouncing White Tiger event! Watch as our tigers get their favorite Halloween treat— meat!

November 2016

  • 5: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 17: Nero’s 13th Birthday: Join us for our White Tiger, Nero's 13th B-day party! He loves meat cake!
  • 18: Homeschool Day: This is a special day for homeschooled children to learn more about our animals and explore the wonders of the aquatic world (4 years to 18 years old). Pre-registration required for attendance. (Date Subject to Change)
  • 19: Zoologist for a Day
  • 24: Thanksgiving Buffet: Enjoy traditional favorites, a kids buffet and exhibit/ride discounts! (Reservations Required)

December 2016

  • 3: Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 9: Marina’s 13th Birthday: Join us for our White Tiger, Marina's 13th B-day party! She loves meat cake!
  • 10, 11: Breakfast with Santa Buffet: Join Sharkey and Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet! (Reservations Required)
  • 17: Zoologist for a Day
  • 17, 18: Breakfast with Santa Buffet: Join Sharkey and Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet! (Reservations Required)
  • 22, 24: Breakfast with Santa Buffet: Join Sharkey and Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet! (Reservations Required)
  • 25: Christmas Day-Spend Christmas Day at the Aquarium! (Hours TBD)
  • 31: Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Party: Celebrate the New Year with a buffet, balloon drop, contests & giveaways for the kids! (Reservations Required)
  • *Time and dates subject to change.
  • Some outside events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather.
  • Education programs must be reserved in advance.
  • Please call to RSVP at 713-315-5112.