Have you ever found yourself lost in the charming world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and thought, "If only I could experience this in real life?" Well, guess what? If you're a Seattle resident - or live somewhat local to the surrounding area - your wish is about to come true, thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between the Seattle Aquarium and Nintendo of America.
Let’s dive in!
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Experience Animal Crossing: New Horizons at Seattle Aquarium
Starting October 7th, visitors to the Seattle Aquarium can immerse themselves in the cozy, whimsical universe of Animal Crossing. But hold on, it’s not just about snapping selfies with Isabelle and Tom Nook standees.
The exhibit aims to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation for our marine environment. Expect to encounter sea otters, harbor seals, octopuses, and hundreds of species of fish, all while enjoying the presence of your favorite game characters. And here's the kicker: this is the first exhibit of its kind in North America!
What's Included in the Animal Crossing Exhibit?
Visitors to the event have a lot to explore. Let's take a closer look.
Photo Opportunities with an Aquatic Twist
The exhibit won't just teach you about marine conservation; it's also going to be a whole lot of fun! One of the key features is an Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed photo booth. Imagine taking pictures with a scenic aquarium backdrop featuring your beloved characters from the game!
Educational Insights from Blathers
Love him or find him a little verbose, Blathers is joining the exhibit to educate visitors. The owl curator we all know and adore will be presenting themed creature descriptions, derived directly from in-game facts. Get ready to receive an informative rundown on marine life, courtesy of Blathers.
Familiar Faces in Unique Places
As you wander through the various habitats in the aquarium, keep an eye out for standees of familiar faces from Animal Crossing. These will be strategically placed to enhance your experience, blending the game world with the natural world in a way that’s totally unique.
Interactive Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? To ensure you make the most of your visit, an Animal Crossing bingo scavenger hunt will be available via your smartphone. You won't miss a moment of the excitement, we promise!
Early Access for Seattle Aquarium Members
Before the exhibit opens its doors to everyone, Seattle Aquarium members will get a sneak peek on the weekend of October 7th and 8th.
The early admission begins at 9 a.m. PT, with regular hours extending from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT for the general public. Tickets can be bought online via the Seattle Aquarium website.
More Fun Ahead: Partnership Extends Through December
Don't worry if you can't make it in October; the collaboration is set to continue until December 31st. And if you’re thinking this is it, you're wrong! Additional Animal Crossing-themed activities are in the pipeline, so stay tuned.
So there you have it, the magical world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming to life at the Seattle Aquarium. Whether you're a long-term Nintendo fan or a casual gamer, this exhibit is bound to offer an unforgettable experience for all ages.
Ready to set sail for this real-life Animal Crossing adventure? We know we are!
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