How S.E.A. Aquarium celebrates festive seasons in the underwater world

At the S.E.A. Aquarium, we don’t celebrate the festive seasons with the usual trumpets and fanfare. In the tranquil underwater world, the days float by like they usually do–except for the appearances of our dive teams in special underwater costumes.

To celebrate Easter in April, our dive team members donned a specially made Easter Bunny outfit and appeared at the Open Ocean Habitat and Wreck Exhibit.

The Easter Bunny suit is made of neoprene which is a material for wetsuits. This is the same material that we normally wear to keep us warm on all our dives. It is safe for the marine animals.

Wearing the Bunny Suit takes more time and preparation. Usually, it takes 10 minutes for us to prepare but the Bunny Suit took 20 minutes. However, all the effort pays off when we see nothing but smiles on the faces of our S.E.A Aquarium guests.

Underwater bunny at S.E.A. Aquarium during Easter
Underwater bunny at S.E.A. Aquarium during Easter 2014.

Did you know that our Easter Bunny under the sea was featured by the Associated Press? Hey mom, we’re famous!

Celebrating other festivals under the sea

Besides Easter, we celebrated Chinese New Year and Christmas under the sea as well.

S.E.A. Aquarium underwater dragon dance
The water dragon for Chinese New Year 2015.
The water dragon at S.E.A. Aquarium for Chinese New Year 2014.
The water dragon for Chinese New Year 2014.

During Christmas 2013, Santa Claus lost some weight to put some presents under the Christmas tree.
During Christmas 2013, Santa Claus lost some weight to put some presents under the Christmas tree.

National Day at S.E.A. Aquarium
National Day at S.E.A. Aquarium

We’ll have more of these surprise appearances throughout the year. Stay tuned for our schedules.

 

Are there any other characters you would like to see under the sea?

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