Mighty Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day, treat your “Mighty Mom” to a day of fun at Adventure Aquarium – where there are always more new things to see and do! Your one-of-a-kind mom will appreciate the unique opportunity to get face-to-face (within inches!) of America’s Biggest, Baddest Gator, who is known affectionately to all who meet him as “Mighty Mike.” At 14 feet long and 800 pounds, Mighty Mike the largest Alligator in the country outside of the state of Florida, and he’s visiting Adventure Aquarium for a limited time only, through this summer.
As an added ‘thank you’ for visiting that day, all moms will receive a complimentary “Mighty Mom” pin in honor of their special day. Show your pin at the Gift Shop to get a free sparkle key chain with any purchase of $20 or more, while supplies last (no substitutions). Plus, show your pin at the H20 Photo Center to receive a free 8×10 photo with any purchase.
During your visit, don’t forget to experience all there is to see and do: roll up your sleeves to touch stingrays, sea stars, sea cucumbers, shrimp, jellyfish – even sharks! Visit hippos Button and Genny, walk through the suspended 40 foot Shark Tunnel, play the day away in our all-new KidZone, mingle with the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, and visit with the adorable sea turtles. During your visit, be sure to stop by Penguin Island to say Happy Mother’s Day to penguin moms Vera, Minnie, Diane and Kali!
All this, and so much more. Buy your tickets today.
Mighty Mike – America’s Biggest, Baddest Alligator
He’s longer than most cars. He can swallow an entire turkey in a single gulp. He’s Mighty Mike – America’s Biggest, Baddest Alligator!
At 14 feet long and over 800 pounds, Mighty Mike is considered the largest alligator in the country on display outside of the state of Florida, and is certainly one of the largest animals ever featured at Adventure Aquarium. Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with this massive creature, as an enhanced exhibit design provides extraordinary viewing access to Mighty Mike – allowing guests to get eye-to-eye with this remarkable animal.
Mighty Mike was discovered in 2000, living near a boat dock in Lake Talquin, Florida. Especially large alligators are considered a threat, but local experts intervened, recognizing that – because of his immense size – Mighty Mike was special. In fact, today Mighty Mike serves as an ambassador for American Alligators in the wild, as the public continues to be amazed by, and wants to see and learn more about, this massive prehistoric predator. Adventure Aquarium visitors will learn more about this incredible species, including why American Alligators are known as “living fossils,” and how ground-breaking conservation and research efforts ultimately helped save them from the brink of extinction.
Don’t miss your chance to meet Mighty Mike at Adventure Aquarium, visiting now through September 2. Be sure to check out the full lineup of ongoing FREE events and activities during Mighty Mike’s visit. It promises to be a swamp-load of fun…minus the mud and mosquitoes!