2018-2019 Calendar of Events

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New events added throughout the year.

December 2018

  • 1 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 8, 9 – Breakfast with Santa: Santa is stopping by the Aquarium this holiday season! Dine with him and our mascot, Sharkey, and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, exhibit discounts and more! (Reservations Required)
  • 8 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 9 – Marina’s 15th Birthday: Join us for our tiger Marina's 15th birthday party! She loves receiving birthday gifts!
  • 15 – Zoologist for a Day
  • 15, 16 – Breakfast with Santa: Santa is stopping by the Aquarium this holiday season! Dine with him and our mascot, Sharkey, and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, exhibit discounts and more! (Reservations Required)
  • 20-24 – Breakfast with Santa: Santa is stopping by the Aquarium this holiday season! Dine with him and our mascot, Sharkey, and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, exhibit discounts and more! (Reservations Required)
  • 24 – Christmas Eve: Open for family fun until 7pm!
  • 25 – Christmas Day: Open for family fun until 7pm!
  • 31 – Sharkey's New Year's Eve: Ring in the New Year with our mascot, Sharkey! Celebrate with a delicious buffet, balloon drop, contests & giveaways for the kids! (Reservations Required)
  • New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day: We are open! Normal business hours.

January 2019

    Super Saturdays:Buy One Aquarium Adventure Pass, Get One FREE on Tuesdays! Must present coupon at ticket booth. Details online and on Facebook.

  • 5 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 12 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 19 – Zoologist for a Day
  • 27 – Bridal Open House: You’ve got the ring now it’s time to plan the fling! RSVP required by Jan 23. For additional information contact nautilusweddings@ldry.com or 713-315-5168.

February 2019

    Aquarium Live:Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 2 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 5 – Educator Open House: This event is for teachers in the greater Houston area to learn and experience the field trips we offer. We will feature guided tours, sneak peeks of classroom programs, and much more! Pre-registration required for attendance. (Tentative)
  • 9 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 14 – Romance Under the Sea: Bring your sweetheart for a romantic dinner under the sea for two in our Nautilus Ballroom. (Reservations Required)
  • 16 – Zoologist for a Day
  • 26 – Homeschool Day: Homeschooled students and their families are invited for an educational day at the Aquarium! This is a special day for home schooled children to learn more about our animals and explore the wonders of the aquatic world. Advanced registration is required. EmailAQUARIUMHOUSTON@LDRY.COM for more details. (Tentative)

March 2019

    Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 2 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 23 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 30 – Zoologist for a Day

April 2019

    Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 6 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 13 – Party for the Planet: Join us for our Earth Day Celebration! Learn how you can take care of the environment. (April 22nd Earth Day)
  • 20 – Breakfast with Easter Bunny: Dine on more than just carrots with Peter Cottontail! Enjoy a delicious breakfast and take pictures with him. (Reservations Required)
  • 21 – Easter Sunday Brunch: Celebrate Easter with an egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny and a delicious buffet with over 40 items to choose from! (Reservations required)
  • 27 – Zoologist for a Day

May 2019

    Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 4 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 11 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 12 – Mother's Day Brunch: Show Mom you care and take her on an underwater dining adventure with the family! (Reservations Required)
  • 18 – Endangered Species Day: People of all ages are encouraged to learn about the importance of protecting endangered wildlife and how they can help!
  • 24 – Latin Beats: Strap on your dancing shoes! Join us for live music and free salsa lessons every Friday night this summer from 7-10pm!

June 2019

    Two For Tuesdays: Buy One Aquarium Adventure Pass, Get One FREE on Tuesdays! Must present coupon at ticket booth. Details online and on Facebook. Latin Beats Every Friday Night: Strap on your dancing shoes! Join us for live music and free salsa lessons every Friday night this summer from 7-10pm! Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 1 – 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.
  • 10 – 14 – Sea Safari Camp – “Animal Adaptations” (Ages 6-10) From spots and stripes to big ears and sharp claws, each animal species has unique characteristics. Campers will investigate how these adaptations help animals survive in their habitats!
  • 15 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 22 – World Rainforest Day: Learn all about rainforests, the animals that live there, their importance and how you can save them. Activities include crafts, games, animal appearances, keeper chats, and more!
  • 24 – 28 – Sea Safari Camp – “Home Sweet Habitat” (Ages 7-12) From dripping rainforests to vibrant coral reefs, habitats around the world have unique characteristics that are important to the animals that live there. Campers will explore these habitats to discover how different animals survive in the place they call home.
  • 29 – Zoologist for a Day

July 2019

    Two For Tuesdays: Buy One Aquarium Adventure Pass, Get One FREE on Tuesdays! Must present coupon at ticket booth. Details online and on Facebook.
    Latin Beats Every Friday Night: Strap on your dancing shoes! Join us for live music and free salsa lessons every Friday night this summer from 7-10pm!
    Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 6 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 8 – 12 – Sea Safari Camp – “Wild Careers” (Ages 9-13) A future career in wildlife could take many forms and this camp will help kids explore animal-related careers at the Aquarium and beyond!
  • 13 – Working on the Wild Side - An exciting career program for teens!
  • 14 – Shark Day: Celebrate one of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures, SHARKS! We will have education booths, arts & crafts and fun activities.
  • 20 – Zoologist for a Day
  • 22 – 26 – Sea Safari Camp – “Animal Investigators” (Ages 7-12) Sharkey is missing and we need your help to find him! Campers will step into the role of an animal investigator, piece together clues, and solve the mystery!
  • 29 – Tiger Day: Join us in celebrating the largest wild cat in the world, TIGERS! We will have education booths, arts & crafts and fun activities.

August 2019

    Two For Tuesdays: Buy One Aquarium Adventure Pass, Get One FREE on Tuesdays! Must present coupon at ticket booth. Details online and on Facebook. Houston Restaurant Month: Dine with us and help eradicate hunger in the Houston area! Your meal with help raise money for the Houston Food Bank in the largest annual fundraiser. DATE TBD Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 3 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 5 – 9 – Sea Safari Camp – “Conservation Heroes” (Ages 7-12) Explore how your actions can make a big impact in protecting wildlife. Create your own superhero identity, design your super suit, and star in your own conservation comic.
  • 9 – Latin Beats: Strap on your dancing shoes! Join us for live music and free salsa lessons every Friday night this summer from 7-10pm!
  • 10 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 11 – Bridal Open House: You’ve got the ring now it’s time to plan the fling! RSVP required by August 7. For additional information contact nautilusweddings@ldry.com or 713-315-5168.
  • 17 – Zoologist for a Day

September 2019

    Super Saturdays: Buy One Aquarium Adventure Pass, Get One FREE on Saturdays! Must present coupon at ticket booth. Details online and on Facebook. Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 6 – National Read a Book Day: Enjoy story time, crafts, animal encounters, meet our mascot, Sharkey, and get his autograph! Kids who bring a book will receive discount exhibit admission (with adult purchase).
  • 7 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 14 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 17 – Home School Day: Homeschooled students and their families are invited for an educational day at the Aquarium! This is a special day for home schooled children to learn more about our animals and explore the wonders of the aquatic world. Advanced registration is required. Email AQUARIUMHOUSTON@LDRY.COM for more details. (Tentative)
  • 21 – Zoologist for a Day

October 2019

    Landry’s Select Club Saturdays: Buy One Aquarium Adventure Pass, Get One FREE! Must present Landry’s Select Club Member Card and ID to receive offer. Details online and on Facebook. National Seafood Month: Enjoy the flavors of the Sea at the Aquarium with a select discounted food item! Visit our website or Facebook page for details. Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 1 – Educator Open House: This event is for teachers in the greater Houston area to learn and experience the field trips we offer. We will feature guided tours, sneak peeks of classroom programs, and much more! Pre-registration required for attendance. (Tentative)
  • 5 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 12 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 17 – International Sawfish Day: A day for learning all about sawfish and increasing awareness for this critically endangered species.
  • 19 – Zoologist for a Day
  • 19 & 20 – Sloth Weekend: Meet our sloth, Rudy, and learn all about these amazing slow-moving creatures!
  • 26 & 27 – Halloween Kids Fest: Have a spook-tacular time! Families can enjoy pumpkin picking, fall-themed activities, photo opportunities with an ambassador animal and much more!

November 2019

    Aquarium Live: Live every Saturday night from the Downtown Aquarium stage. We've got bands Rockin' the Bayou all night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. See our Facebook page for upcoming performers.

  • 2 – Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 9 – Working on the Wild Side: An exciting career program for teens!
  • 16 – Zoologist for a Day
  • 28 – Thanksgiving Buffet: Get out of the kitchen and enjoy traditional favorites, a kid’s buffet and exhibit discounts at the Aquarium! (Reservations Required)

December 2019

  • 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 -24 – Breakfast with Santa: Santa is stopping by the Aquarium this holiday season! Dine with him and our mascot, Sharkey, and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, exhibit discounts and more! (Reservations Required)
  • 24 – Christmas Eve: Open for family fun until 7pm!
  • 25 – Christmas Day: Open for family fun until 7pm!
  • 31 – New Year's Eve Family Celebration: Ring in the New Year with our mascot, Sharkey! Celebrate with a delicious buffet, balloon drop, contests & giveaways for the kids! (Reservations Required) New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day: We are open! Normal business hours.
  • *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.