Portland Aquarium to Gives Away 100 Annual Family Passes to the Less Fortunate

Portland Aquarium to Gives Away 100 Annual Family Passes to the Less Fortunate

The staff of Portland Aquarium has decided to give away 100 Annual Family Passes to local families who may be facing a tough holiday season. "We know there are children in our community who may not have gifts for the holidays. We are asking local churches and nonprofits to submit a list of up to 10 families who may not be able to afford gifts otherwise," said owner Vince Covino.

Local churches and nonprofits are encouraged to contact the aquarium through the Portland Aquarium contact page, http://www.portlandaquarium.net/contact/.

Vince Covino continued, "I know what it feels like to wake up as an eight-year-old and not have gifts under the tree. If the Aquarium can add inspiration and holiday joy to 100 less fortunate families, I feel like we're fulfilling a big part of our purpose. Our employees are overjoyed at the idea, and it's been neat to get a glimpse into their hearts as well.

About Portland Aquarium:
Portland Aquarium is a hands-on aquarium. Visitors may feed Black Tip Reef Sharks, Bat Rays, Southern Stingrays, and Lorikeets. Families can take part in many other activities as well. The Portland Aquarium touch tanks are filled with a variety of Sharks, Stingrays, Anemones, Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, and other amazing fish. The aquarium also hosts an array of fascinating, colorful animals that children and adults alike can experience firsthand. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the rain forest exhibit, jungle gym, aviary, and educational programs.

After everyone has gone home and the aquarium has closed its doors for the evening, Portland Aquarium invites families and scout groups to partake in an exhilarating night of exploration. The aquarium offers sleepovers for families, youth groups and adults. "Sleep with the Sharks" is one of our most popular events. Discover Portland Aquarium after hours and sleep beside one of our exhibits (attendees must book in advance).




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