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A ROYAL WELCOME FOR A SLIPPERY SERPENT THIS HALF TERM


Release Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018

Sid the Shark

Staff at SeaQuarium Weston are getting ready to hold their annual week-long Explorers’ event and this year are excited to be welcoming a new royal python, just in time for May half term.

 

This regal creature, named Monti, has been given a new home amongst the Fantastic Phobias Zone of then centre and is settling in well to his new surroundings.

 

The new arrival coincides with the attraction’s Explorers’ Week, which runs from 26 May until 3 June. Budding explorers can join Sid the Shark as he ventures below the waves and follows the clues to search for all of its colourful inhabitants in the Explorer’s Trail, earning themselves a special prize and badge upon completion.

 

Guests are also invited to attend various talks, feeds and demonstrations taking place throughout the week, where they can learn more about the weird and wonderful, including a chance to see the latest addition – Monti the royal python.

 

The eight-year-old python has a gentle temperament and is already becoming a favourite amongst staff. Now measuring one metre in length, he could grow up to two metres and live up to 30 years.

Senior Aquarist, Hannah Knott said: “Monti was donated to us from a member of the public and we’ve really enjoyed making him feel at home. We are so excited to have a new addition to our Fantastic Phobias Zone, especially as the phobia of snakes (Ophidiophobia) is the second most common phobia of animals! He is settling in nicely and as soon as we are happy, we will be introducing him to members of the public in our phobia demonstration.”

 

It’s not all about learning though, as children and grown ups of all ages can get hands-on in the Craft Club, where they will be given the opportunity to create their own sea creature to take home with them.


During May half term, all of the aquarium’s exhibits will be open as usual. Explorers’ Week activities are included in the standard admission price of £9.50 for adults and £7.50 for children, with the exception of the trail, which includes a small fee. SeaQuarium Weston is located at Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare and is open from 10:00am with last admission at 5:00pm.


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TODAY AT WESTON...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 5.30pm
CLOSES: 6.30pm

See our Opening Times & Prices page for further info.

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £7.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.50
(Senior Citizen, Student).

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