Christmas at the Aquarium 22ndDec – 6thJanuary 2019
This year the Aquarium created the first ever Christmas at the Aquarium
Spread over 16 dates the aquarium hosted different activities each day to go with the theme of Christmas and New year. From Puppet shows, Slime making and Storytelling to creating yummy treats such as cupcake and gingerbread decorating.
We had the best time sharing the festive season with our visitors, we hope you all had a wonderful festive season and wishing you all the best for 2019!
Breakfast with Santa 15thDecember 2018
Back by popular demand, we saw the return of breakfast with Santa.
Set in a magical setting of Santa’s grotto, surrounded by tree and lights we saw our young visitor’s eyes light up with joy when sharing breakfast with Santa.
After a full tummy, a visit to see the fish and special gift from santa himself, children went away even more excited for Christmas day.
Aquariums 5thBirthday weekend 6thand 7thOctober 2018
October 2017 we celebrated our 5thBirthday and it was one we wanted to share with you.
Because of the continued support from all our visitors we would not be where we are without you so it was our time to say thank you.
We hosted our Birthday celebrations over 2 days on our Pjazza with Free bouncy castles, Free magic shows, free puppet shows and lets not forget the unlimited supply of popcorn and candyfloss. Full of cheer and great atmosphere it was a birthday we wont forget and hopefully also for the hundreds of visitors that came to celebrate with us
Halloween at the Aquarium 3rdNovember 2018
With Spooktacular scavenger hunts, storytelling and Magic shows appearing in our first Haunted cave there was something for all the family to enjoy and what’s better is children who came in fancy dress got to enter all this for free!
With the Aquarium transformed to an A’scari’um, visitors got to enjoy not just our marine life but special additions to their visit, like free facepainting, arts and crafts, special scavenger hunts where clues were hidden all around the aquarium to lead us to the treasure! It was an event not to be missed.
International Costal Clean-up – 15th September 2018
We are, one more time, ready to help the Planet!
This year the Malta National Aquarium team decided to change; different from previous years – when we joined NGOs doing clean ups on land – we’ll be on boat, exploring the underwater!
With a team of divers and snorkellers we’re going to collect what we find under the sea surface, with a more scientific approach. We’ll keep a track of the route, so we could go back in the future and see if something changes – hopefully for the better – and we’re going to record all the items collected. All our data – and all the data from all around the World – will be sent to the Ocean Conservancy to include them in a yearly report.
Find us on the map here and follow our adventures on our social medias!
World Oceans day – 8th – 10th June 2018
Every day is World oceans day at the Aquarium but we can not do nothing special on this day! 2017 was a big success, but we wanted to make 2018 even better.
We started the celebrations with our Schools who contributed plastic for our World oceans day sculpture, and then invited back to help with the build on the 8th, during their visit children got to watch a live link with greece Santorini where an event ‘Save our Breath’ took place with Healthy Sea’s and Ghost Fishing, children got to see divers raising a giant ghost net from the oceans sea bed.
During the 10th from 12pm our Pjazza grounds turned into an exhibition area, where we were joined by our Supporting NGO’S Sharklab, Birdlife, EcoMarine and Wasteserve. Through out the day we had Educational Videos playing, Acitivities, a walk for the ocean cleanup and ending our day with Solar Cinema, Screening the award winning ‘Sonic Sea’!
Science in the Citadel Gozo – 28th April 2018
It’s back! After the huge success this event had last year we shall be joining the science in the Citadel team once more with a more interactive display. Get to see how we introduce new additions to our tanks and understand the work that is involved, Listen to our Education talk at 1pm with Martina and Victoria, and lets not forget the awareness of plastic in our oceans.
Easter Weekend 31st March – 1st April 2018
After the success in our Breakfast with Santa, we shall be doing our first Breakfast with Easter Bunny on 31st. But that’s not just it! Exclusive Main tank event awaits those eager Easter egg hunters.. can you help our diver find them all? . 1st April we shall be continuing our Easter theme with craft activities, Face painting and Easter egg hunt.
World Water Day – 25th March 2018 Water services
This year The Malta National Aquarium will be taking part in Water Services Coorperation’s Annual event, World Water Day. We will be providing information, workshops and raising awareness about our Ocean in different Interactive ways.
Carnival – 10th February 2018
With Masks on and costumes ready we started our event year with our annual Carnival party full of colour, Fun, Laughter, Marine life and lets not forget the Magic!
Breakfast with Santa – December 16th 2017
For the first time, we invited children for Breakfast with special guest Santa at our Aquarium! Complete with Grotto, seahorse sleigh and Lights it was a special morning for all involved and children walked away with that special gift from Santa himself.
Halloween 28th and 29th October 2017
From Witches to Octopus, we saw all types of costumes this year at the Aquarium.
Our visitors got to see our Diver pumpkin carving once more, some storytelling by our very own Pirate Jack and new to this year.. Our Magician took to the spooky paths for some Magic shows under the watchful eye of our sharks.
#OurOcean – 4th Oct to 8th Oct
It was our upmost pleasure to be involved in this once in a lifetime event.
In conjunction with the #our ocean conference we hosted our very own side events, which included the Aquariums first ‘film
festival’ where we screened documentaries such as ‘Oceans’, Chasing Coral and A Plastic Ocean and with the producers of the films also in attendance who also allowed us to ask questions about their work.
It was a huge success and one we are proud to hosted.
The Aquarium would like to give special thanks to the producers themselves for their visit to us and also our guests, by YOU participating in this event has allowed us to spread the awareness.
Lets do it Malta Cleanup – 16th September 2017
We Maybe a small Island but one with a big Heart.
Different localities all over Malta joined in force to help make our Streets and shorelines cleaner and The Aquarium took the lead on cleaning Qawra Point.
We want to thank all volunteers and Aquariun workers in helping on the day, it was a huge success.
World Ocean Day – 8th June 2017
World ocean day is celebrated by many, and that includes us! this year we hosted a whole day event which started with Local schools joining in with Plastic Theme projects, ‘A Walk for the Ocean’ with general public collecting all waste on the walk, and ending the day with a special screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’. It was also the day our Plastic Sea Campaign launched.
We Thank all Children and General Public who joined us.
Valentines Day – 14th February 2017
On Valentines day, we like to treat our special couples that enter the aquarium with a free glass of wine from our beautiful onsite La Nave Bistro.
Easter – 15th – 17th April 2017
Every Easter we have special Activities for families, including a special Egg hunt and whats more is that children can also interact with our diver to search for the eggs in the main tank whilst the sharks watch over.
Halloween – 28th – 30th October
2016 saw the new underwater pumpkin carving. Families got to see our diver carve a pumpkin underwater, this is along side our Special themed story telling, arts and crafts and face painting.
With our beautiful tree lit and carol singers echoing through our complex, we also have special activities for all ages including Santa swimming with the sharks!
Masks on, costumes at the ready and Magic show set! our Aquarium holds a yearly party full of colourful costumes, fun and games and prizes!
We love to celebrate our birthday with all our visitors, so we always hold some special offers, face painting and activities.
Every year, we always try to do something to raise awareness for our Planet, this could be a documentary screening which involves the our younger generation as well as our adults, 2016 we screened the award winning documentary ‘Racing Extinction’ and this year we will be screening another award winning documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’along side our Plastic Campaign.
Worlds Ocean Day
This day is of particular importance for our Aquarium, raising awareness and conservation efforts is key for us. This year we are focusing our efforts on Plastic Awareness, this day will be filled with activities, screenings of new documentaries, exhibits and competition announcements.
Each year, Nesquik join us for the day and bring along all of their Nesquik Club members, with fun and games, food and education it’s always a fun filled day.