Staycation At SeaQuest

Staycation At SeaQuest

When you think of your next vacation destination, you rarely think of staying close to home. Often, people disregard the idea of a “Staycation.”However, with our current world and infinite travel restrictions, many people are now revisiting the idea of a staycation!

Have your vacation plans been affected by unprecedented times? SeaQuest is here for you and your next vacation! Take a tour through the majestic wonders of our plant at your local SeaQuest. 

Staycation Near Me, At SeaQuest

SeaQuest is the world’s 2nd largest interactive aquarium and petting zoo and makes for a triumphant staycation experience near you. There aren’t too many other places nearby where you can experience the world’s tropical rainforests, deserts, and exotic marine life as up close and personal as you can at SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas. Your SeaQuest staycation will consist of exhibits and interactions that create an exciting and memorable quest for visitors. Make your way through all of the different ecosystems, connecting and learning through hands-on activities and encounters. 

At SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas, you can travel through the:

  • California Coast 
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Egyptian Desert 
  • Mayan Jungle
  • Caribbean Cove
  • Shark Lagoon 
  • The Boardwalk
  • And much more! 

Staycation Adventures

You deserve a vacation, even if it is right next door! But having a holiday doesn’t mean that you have to go out and break the bank on travel— not when you have SeaQuest adventures in your backyard.  At SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas, we provide you with an adventure you and the family will never forget. With unbelievable experiences in town, you get to learn and see numerous animal species and interact with them!

You will discover over 1,000 animals from over 300 species on five continents on your quest. While you are here, make sure to take some time to enjoy one of our many enhanced interactions. Interactions like:

— and all that is just for starters! SeaQuest was born with a vision to share the beauty of wildlife without having to travel far. Expert SeaQuest trainers will take you through the journey of exploring and discovering SeaQuest, allowing you to meet and interact with animals and their habitats from every corner of the globe— all without having to leave your town. 

SeaQuest is precisely what you are looking for when it comes to your perfect summer stay at home vacation! We are more than just an interactive aquarium and petting zoo; we allow guests the opportunity of a lifetime to get as close as you can with animals from all over the planet.

Your vacation at home still deserves the creation of fun, long-lasting memories that you and your family can treasure for years to come.

Join us at SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas for an unforgettable experience the whole family can enjoy!

Want to learn more about other animals at SeaQuest? Read our blogs on the animals adopted at SeaQuest & the curious Blacktip Reef Shark. We can’t wait to SEA you at SeaQuest soon!

Buy your SeaQuest Tickets here!

 

Learn more about SeaQuest, our animals, and VIP specials when you sign up here.

Wild and Domestic: Bengal Cats and Kittens at SeaQuest

Wild and Domestic: Bengal Cats and Kittens at SeaQuest

Majestic, agile, and playful; these are just some of the qualities that define the Bengal Cat. But did you know there’s more to the history of this paw-some creature? 

Bengal Cats are a cross between domestic and Asian Leopard Cats; this classifies them as a hybrid breed. These gorgeous felines typically have a gold coat with a mix of unique markings, including spots and arrowheads. Although they are a hybrid breed, Bengal Cats are considered domesticated when they are 4-5 generations removed from an Asian Leopard Cat parent. It’s wild to think these domesticated Bengals even exist, but their origin is even more wild.

WILD History

Being a hybrid breed, these majestic cats were engineered for a specific purpose. The first recorded cross between a domesticated cat and an Asian Leopard Cat was in 1963. The pioneer responsible for this breed’s emergence is Jean Mill, who wanted to reduce hunting for the fur and pet trade. She believed that if people could have domestic pets that looked like Asian Leopard Cats, they would not want to wear leopard cat fur, and fewer wild cats would be hunted for fur or exotic pets. 

Twenty years later, in 1983, Mill was successful in getting the Bengal Cat recognized by The International Cat Association. She suggested that all breeders wait for a few generations before registering Bengal Cats with The International Cat Association to ensure that they were fully domesticated. Mill went on to promote the breed throughout her life and is acknowledged as the breed’s originator and increasing popularity of the breed. Without her efforts, we would not be able to enjoy these domesticated Bengals and their adorable features.

Pawsitively Adorable Kittens

It’s a common belief that domesticated cats don’t exert much energy. Household cats sleep an average of 12-16 hours a day, but the Bengal Cat is no ordinary feline. With their energetic personalities and need to stay active, Bengal Cats are always fun to be around! 

  • Bengal Cats are known to be full of energy and require an active lifestyle in order to stay healthy.
  • Bengal cats were called Safari Cats until the 1970s when their name was changed to reflect the Asian Leopard Cat’s scientific name.
  • Bengal Cats are incredibly energetic and love to be playful. 
  • Bengal Cats will even defy stereotypes and play in the water!
  • You won’t catch these cats meowing like every other housecat! Bengal Cats are known for their dry meow that sounds more like a bark. 
  • Unlike the ordinary housecat, Bengal Cats love to retrieve items.
  • Their athleticism means that Bengal Cats tend to have a muscular build. 

So how can you meet a Bengal Cat in-person?

Book Your Bengal Cat and Kitten Interaction Today

Bengal Cats, although domesticated, can be expensive to own and maintain. Much like other engineered breeds, they can suffer an array of health conditions that can be costly to maintain. Adding in the excessive amount of activity this breed needs and the limitations on owning them, the Bengal Cat can be challenging to own. 

But there is a solution! When you visit SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas, you will have the opportunity to see and interact with these spectacular cats! All you have to do is purchase admission tickets below, and you’ll have instant access to live Bengal Cats. We guarantee it to be a purr-fect experience. 

Want to learn more about other animals at SeaQuest? Read our blogs on the animals adopted at SeaQuest & the curious Blacktip Reef Shark. We can’t wait to SEA you at SeaQuest soon!

Buy your SeaQuest Tickets here!

 

Learn more about SeaQuest, our animals, and VIP specials when you sign up here.

School with the Fishes – Field Trips Near Me

School with the Fishes – Field Trips Near Me

All of us at SeaQuest would like to say THANK YOU for the time, energy, and sacrifice that you invest every day into educating, mentoring, and inspiring our kids. As a teacher, you give so much— so let us give you a field trip your students will always remember. SeaQuest places immense value on education, so much so that we have created learning-focused programs that aim to bridge the financial burden that you have as teachers and administrators. 

Through our mission for conservation and education, we allow people (especially students) to connect with animals from around the world! So share an educational experience designed for learning and fun with your students. 

Education Excels Here – Field Trips Right Next Door!

SeaQuest provides enhanced, age-specific Field Trip adventures for students of all ages. Field trips are led by a team of educators and each guided tour has a hands-on interactive experience that delivers:

  • An increased appreciation for our planet’s oceans.
  • A new respect and awe for marine life and the rich aquatic resources of our planet’s wetter 71%
  • Understanding of our ocean and land ecosystems.
  • Encounters with sharks, stingrays, sea jellies, octopuses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, tropical and cold-water fish, and so much more!
  • Elementary and middle school visitors will enjoy hands-on activities designed to test their observation and scientific reasoning skills. Teenage explorers will enjoy live bird demonstrations and learn about animal psychology, positive reinforcement as a training tool, symbiotic relationships, and the dangers of invasive species that are taking over certain habitats in the wild.

Meet and Learn About All of SeaQuest’s Friends!

Exploring all the ecosystems available is an adventure in itself. At SeaQuest, you can do more than just look at the animals, get up close and personal! From snorkeling with stingrays to interacting with Lorikeets, there are plenty of chances to get hands-on time with a variety of animals. 

One of the most fun things you can do at an aquarium is a scavenger hunt. With a great list of animals and sights to see, the family is guaranteed to be kept on their toes as you explore SeaQuest. Unsure what should be on your scavenger hunt checklist? Check out the list we’ve put together below and let us know how it goes!

  • A Multi-colored Feathered Friend
  • A Fish With a Black Stripe
  • A Large Lizard
  • An Adorable Furry Friend
  • Webbed-Footed Pal
  • An Amphibian
  • Find a Soft-Bodied Animal

Book an Adventure for Your Class Today!

Take your students on an educational adventure they will never forget. We hope to see you soon at SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas! 

Field Trip Policies:

  • Deposit Required: A $100 deposit required at reservation. $6.95 per person due upon arrival (minus the $100 deposit). ($4.95 PER PERSON FOR TITLE ONE SCHOOLS. CALL FOR DETAILS.)
  • Cancellation Policy: Please refer to our Returns & Cancellations Policy for any changes to your reservations.  

While you are here at SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas check out the Blacktip Reef Shark, or if landlubbers are more your style, you might want to check out the noble Green Iguana.

Buy your SeaQuest Tickets here!

Learn more about SeaQuest in Fort Worth, Texas, our animals, and VIP specials when you sign up here.

 

Under the Sea: Kids Birthday Party Ideas at SeaQuest

Under the Sea: Kids Birthday Party Ideas at SeaQuest

Birthday parties are important memories for your children, these are the moments they will look back on forever. Planning your little one’s special day can be a total hassle. In today’s climate finding the right venue for your kid’s birthday party can be difficult. From planning to scheduling and everything in between— it can be a nightmare! 

Looking for the best birthday or kid’s party place near you? Blow out your candles surrounded by wildlife from five different continents at SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas. Make this day something special for your loved ones and guests. 

Underwater Themed Fun

Celebrate your little one with an under the sea adventure. Enjoy a birthday party venue which is unforgettable for every guest. Prices start at $199.95 with other options and upgrades available.

Celebrating a birthday at SeaQuest is always FIN-tastic! Choosing the right birthday party place makes having fun easy and it is important to remove the pain of planning. Watch your guests go wild as they explore, see, touch, and feed many of the animals. 

Add SeaQuest Friends to Your Party

The perfect party guest can set your party up for an adventure! Invite one of SeaQuest’s friends to your party with these add ons:

  • TWO FINS UP: Invite Marina to your Birthday party!

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience that your child and guests will talk about for years to come, invite Marina the Mermaid to attend the party. The cost is $45 per hour. Select the Mermaid Add-On when you book and our team will confirm availability. With the addition of Marina, your party will see why SeaQuest is a repeat birthday place for kids everywhere.

  • ‘AYE MATEY: Invite Captain Quest to your Birthday party!

Not all pirates are friendly, but Captain Quest is the best of friends with everyone at SeaQuest. Captain Quest will interact with children and adults alike, creating laughter and making lasting memories. The cost is $45 per hour. Select the Pirate Add-On when you book and our team will confirm availability. Come aboard and adventure with the best Captain at SeaQuest.

Book Your Kids Birthday Party Today

Your Birthday party includes:

  • Admission to SeaQuest for 10 guests (child or adult) total. Additional guests can be included in your party at an extra charge of $14.95 per guest (child and adult).
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes in our party room.
  • A private encounter for the group with the animal of the birthday child’s choice (A list of animals available for interaction will be provided the day of the party for the child to choose from).
  • A VIP gift for the birthday child and goodie bags with souvenirs for each child attending the party
  • Birthday Parties are in a shared room.
  • Outside food and drink are allowed.
  • Admission to SeaQuest for the birthday child and parents is exempt from the 10 total guests count.

If you plan to make a trip to SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas, make sure to get an appointment to snorkel with our tropical fish and stingrays. While you are there, check out all of the other amazing animals that call SeaQuest home, like the Iguana or Sea Stars.

Make sure to book your tickets to meet the moon jellyfish at SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas today! Buy your SeaQuest Tickets here!

The Best Snorkeling Experience of Your Life at SeaQuest

The Best Snorkeling Experience of Your Life at SeaQuest

**Folsom SeaQuest location is waiting on state permission to open

Grab your fins and your swimsuit to get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Experience snorkeling with various species of stingrays, coastal sharks, and hundreds of tropical fish at SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas. No matter the weather, you will have the chance to interact with these soft, engaging creatures on a whole new level for just $29.95 per person. 

The Sea Pancake – The Stingray

Affectionately called the “Sea Pancake,” the stingray is a flat-bodied ray with a long tail. Though their tail can be intimidating, stingrays are generally not dangerous. In fact, they have a long reputation for being gentle! 

“Sharp” Facts About the Stingray:

  • Stingrays are closely related to sharks. Like the shark, they do not have bones, and their skeletons are made up of cartilage instead. 
  • Stingrays have flat bodies that allow them to dig into the sand and hide from dangerous predators. 
  • Stingrays do not use their eyes to hunt for prey. Instead, they use their sense of smell or detection of electric fields or currents in the water to hunt. 
  • Stingrays eat a diet of crustaceans such as clams, crabs, shrimp, oysters, and more. 
  • Stingrays can have between two and six babies a year.
  • Stingrays live long lives. Typically in the wild, a stingray lives between 15 and 25 years.

Snorkel with Stingray Friends Right in Your Hometown

It doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside, getting into tropical waters to snorkel with stingrays, sharks, and tropical fish is an amazing experience that you will always remember. These waters are approximately 70 to 76 degrees, and we provide the wetsuit and snorkeling gear. All you need to bring is a swimsuit, a towel, and a shirt just in case a wetsuit in your size isn’t available.

So get ready to get wet, and if you are lucky, you might even get some stingray kisses or get your toes explored by the guitarfish.

Here are a few essential details to consider as you prepare to experience snorkeling with our SeaQuest friends:

  • Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of the scheduled time for your Snorkel with the Stingrays session.
  • Your Snorkel with the Stingrays session lasts 30 minutes. Please allow an additional 15 minutes to get in and out of the tank and change back into regular clothes after the session has ended.
  • Guests must be able to swim 100 yards. Guests who cannot swim are allowed with a supervising adult and can bring and wear a life jacket.
  • The water depth is 5′ throughout the snorkeling area of the tank.
  • Reservations are required for all participants for this attraction. 
  • Admission to SeaQuest is not included in this price.
  • Use the form on this page to see available dates and to schedule your experience—a maximum of six people per session.
  • Please refer to our Returns & Cancellations Policy for any changes to your reservations.

Get in on the Fin-tastic Fun and Dive in!

If you plan to make a trip to SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas, make sure to get an appointment to snorkel with our tropical fish and stingrays. While you are there, check out all of the other amazing animals that call SeaQuest home, like the Iguana or Sea Stars.

Make sure to book your tickets to meet the moon jellyfish at SeaQuest Fort Worth, Texas today! Buy your SeaQuest Tickets here!

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