Thursday, November 03, 2011

Night in an aquarium

The National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium is the biggest aquarium in Taiwan and it’s located in Checheng, Pingtung County just about 20 km from the famous southern Taiwan water recreation area of Kenting. There are 3 themed exhibit areas: Waters of Taiwan; Coral Kingdom Pavilion and World Waters Pavilion. Opened to the public all year round, the aquarium closes daily at 17:00/18:00.

Now you can stay overnight in the aquarium, sleeping with fishes, penguins or seals. The night in the NMMBA is organized and operated by Hi-Scene World Enterprise Co, LTD. It’s a unique experience that allows you to see the aquarium from a different perspective after hours.Giving you a unique opportunity to view the workings of the aquarium from behind the scenes, you get to experience and tour areas that are not usually open to the public as well as having the chance to experience the sea life in their nocturnal stage.  As well, you get to choose what areas you would like to sleep in, next to sharks or jellyfish perhaps fall asleep watching the stingrays.

The aquarium lighting system is synchronized with the natural environment so if you expect to fall asleep with fish swimming around you maybe disappointed. Except for this, I highly recommend to sleep over at the aquarium and experience the wonder yourself.

Reservation and Payment: reservations must made 3 days in advance
  1. Online: go to the website:  http://www.aquarium.com.tw/d_p2.php (IE only!)
  2. Fax: Call +886-8-8825678 to check the availability, then fill out the reservation form (Download here) and fax it with the postal remittance to +886-8-8825061. (postal remittance account number: 42079414, Name: 海景世界企業 股份有限公司)

Cost: Year 2012

Cost
Region
6 years older  (include)
3-6 years old
Younger than 3 years old
NT$1,980
NT$990
Free of charge
NT$1,980
NT$990
NT$1,980
NT$990
NT$1,980
NT$990
NT$1,980
NT$990
NT$2,380
NT$990
* Sunken ship adventure and Wale pool regions are opened for registration only by FAX
Birth certificates are needed for children younger than 6 years old

Detail schedule:

Day 1 
15:00-15:30   Registration
15:30-15:50   Deposit luggage
15:50-16:10   Introduction of the aquarium and schedule
16:10-17:10   Exhibition halls guided tour
17:10-18:00   Eco-tour of the tidal flat
18:00-19:00   Dinner
19:00-22:00   Visit back stage of the Pacific water square
                              Feeding jelly fish
                              Night tour of the Coral Kingdom Pavilion
                              Handy craft making
                              Shower
                              Snack
22:20~               Sleeping time

Day 2
07:00 ~               Wake up call
07:30-09:00    Breakfast
09:00-09:30    Feeding show at the Pacific Water Square
09:30-09:50    Souvenir & Receipt
09:50-11:00    Free tour
11:00~                Goodbye

1 comment:

Traveling Hawk said...

The photos are great, Hanjie! This is a very interesting experiment.