Adventure Awaits – Living Shores Aquarium Sets Re-Opening Date
With the summer of 2021 kind of uncertain, there is a good chance you are going to be planning a lot of mini-vacations this year. Day trips or short overnight trips to destinations you can easily drive to.
If you are planning your summer trips, you need to look into visiting the Living Shores Aquarium in New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley
Located in Glen, NH, it is the neighbor of the Story Land amusement park. The massive aquarium is housed in a building that, until 2006, housed Heritage New Hampshire - a walkthrough of New Hampshire history.
The 32,000 square foot aquarium features a tide pool where kids can touch everything from hermit crabs, to stingrays, to sharks (SO COOL!). There is also be a rain forest aviary filled with birds and reptiles, an augmented reality sandbox, and education programs. Other attractions feature over 100 varieties of fish from tropical climates, the New England coast, and the rivers of New Hampshire.
Initially, the facility opened in the late-fall of 2019, but as the pandemic really began to affect New England, they made the decision to close their doors on March 15th, 2020.
Well, in a Facebook post from earlier today (April 12th) they have announced the aquarium will re-open on May 8th.
Tickets are $19.99 per person and kids under 3 are free.
Clearly, there will be COVID-19 related restrictions. At least initially. You can get all the details and order tickets HERE.
As a former Heritage NH employee (I was the woodsman at Strawberry Bank and got to demo the Segway), I was really sad to see the attraction close, but I am really excited about the way they've breathed new (aquatic) life into the old building.