Aqua World Oarai x Ibaraki Robots collaboration event “AQUAWORLD OARAI ARENA”

In collaboration with the local Ibaraki Prefecture professional basketball team "Ibaraki Robots", we will be holding a special event to further excite Ibaraki this year! This year, for the third time, we will welcome Keitaro Oba as the museum director for one day, and we will hold a "One Day Director's Day" on Sunday, February 3, 1, where he will make a special appearance at the dolphin and sea lion ocean live, as well as Ibaraki Robots' This is a special event that combines the charms of aquariums and basketball, including a special aquarium produced by the players!

February 2th is Keitaro Oba's Aqua World Oarai 25st Director's Day! There are also many commemorative programs! 

1日館長任命式 ※こちらのプログラムは終了いたしました

To celebrate ``One Day Director's Day,'' an appointment ceremony will be held at the Ocean Theater where the director of the museum will award Keitaro Oba a certificate of appointment. In addition, after the appointment ceremony, they will appear on a special edition of Dolphin and Sea Lion Ocean Live.

カリフォルニアアシカとコラボ!※当日の様子
Time & Date2024 years 2 month 25 (day) 9: 55 ~
(Held before the first dolphin/sea lion ocean live)
Venue4th Floor Ocean Theater

Introduction of Keitaro Ohba

Oba is a point guard with league-leading speed and 1on1 skills. He took a leave of absence from university and was registered as a specially designated player starting this season. Although he is the youngest member of the team, he is a popular 21-year-old who has captivated the hearts of fans with his energetic and gutsy play and is starting to gain popularity.

Furthermore, during the period, Ibaraki RobotsAquarium exhibits and special corners produced by athletes are now available!

“Athlete-produced aquarium” special corner

Aquariums produced by Ibaraki Robots players will appear again this year. In the special corner, videos and posters introducing the Ibaraki Robots and its players will be displayed, as well as life-sized panels of the players.

Cloudy catshark
Special corner
Exhibition period2024/2/10 (Saturday) to 3/24 (Sunday)
Exhibition place3rd floor Shark Daddy's Room
Exhibited creaturestiger shark, striped shark
*Exhibits may be changed or canceled depending on the situation of the creatures.
Commemorating the event! SNS follow campaign

During the event period, Aqua World Oarai (@aw_oarai) and Ibaraki Robots (@ibarakirobots) will be chosen from among those who follow their respective X (formerly Twitter) accounts and repost the designated post. Luxury prizes such as trial participation tickets for the backyard tour held in Oarai and Robosuke stuffed toys will be given away to 5 people through a lottery. Please follow us and check out the posts posted during the period. We are looking forward to many followers!

Win a Robosuke stuffed toy

Introduction to Ibaraki Robots

■Official club name: Ibaraki Robots

■Origin of the team name: The club was named ``Tsukuba Robots'' because Tsukuba City, the birthplace of the club, promotes a ``robot city.'' From July 2016, 7, the hometowns will be Tsukuba City and Mito City, and the name will be changed to "Ibaraki Robots." Their nickname is "Robots".

■Club establishment: July 2013, 7

■League: B.LEAGUE (B1)

■Club color: Ibaraki Blue/Tsukuba Orange

During the event period, we are also running a campaign called “Aqua World Student Discount” exclusively for high school students and above!

1日館長・大庭選手とアシカのおさんぽタイム※こちらのプログラムは終了いたしました

Oba will appear in the popular program "Sea Lion Walk Time" where you can watch sea lions freely strolling around the outdoor area "Ocean Terrace"!

Sea lion walk time
Time & DateSunday, February 2024, 2 25:15 *About 10 minutes
Exhibition placeOutdoor area "Ocean Terrace" *In case of rain or closure, 3rd floor Shark Daddy's Room
1日館長・大庭選手とめぐるバックヤードツアー※こちらのプログラムは終了いたしました 

We will be holding a special edition of the backyard tour where you can see behind the scenes of the aquarium and experience it with Mr. Oba.

水族館の裏側を1日館長と見学※当日の様子
Time & Date2024年2月25日(日)①11:00~11:30 ②14:00~14:30(約30分) 2回開催
Fee1 yen per person (tax included)
CapacityEach time 15 name * Elementary school students and above
The meeting place5th floor, next to the Canadian otter tank
way to participateOn the day of the event, please purchase a participation ticket from the ticket vending machine opposite the general information center on the 3rd floor, and arrive at the meeting point by the time of the event.
*Elementary school age children must be accompanied by an adult (the accompanying person will also need a participation ticket).
Each person may only participate once.
*If the meeting time has passed, the reservation will be cancelled. Also, we cannot offer refunds.
*The backyard is wet and slippery. Please be careful where you step.
*You may look into the aquarium from above. Please be careful not to drop anything into the aquarium.
*Please refrain from taking photos and videos in the backyard.
*If you are unable to purchase a participation ticket for your companion due to the event being sold out, please contact the general information center.
1日館長・大庭選手とアシカと写真撮影会※こちらのプログラムは終了いたしました

This is a special program in which Mr. Oba will be able to participate in the sea lion photo session and take commemorative photos with the sea lions.

Take a commemorative photo together
Time & Date2024 / 2 / 25 (sun)12:00 
Fee1 set 1,000 yen (tax included)
Capacity10 pairs Up to 1 people per group
The meeting place4th floor Ocean Theater
way to participateOn the day of the event, please purchase a participation ticket from the ticket vending machine opposite the general information center on the 3rd floor, and arrive at the meeting point by the time of the event.
*Please bring your smartphone, camera, and other photography equipment. The staff will take pictures.
*If the meeting time has passed, the reservation will be cancelled. Also, we cannot offer refunds.
*Please help us disinfect the soles of your shoes. The shooting location is very slippery. Please be careful where you step.
*Please be careful not to drop things.
1日館長記念限定メニュー 超「超シャークカレー」※こちらのメニューは終了いたしました

The popular curry menu using shark meat will be back for one day only this year, with twice as much rice and roux as usual, and a large portion with plenty of toppings. A very satisfying set menu that comes with your favorite drink in a cup with the Ibaraki Robots logo and an event-limited postcard!

Limited revival! Super "super shark curry"
Sale date and timeSunday, March 2024, 2 onlySales 10:00~ Ends as soon as supplies last *Limited quantity
Sales location3rd floor Relax Cafe "Mermaid"
FeeASK