About the special program held in October

In addition to the ``Backyard Tour'' held twice daily, there will be four special programs in April: ``Penguin Meal'', ``Fur Seal Meal'', and ``Sea Lion Handshake''.

For dates of each program, click hereSpecial Program Schedule October for more information.

In addition, in the touching pool, special programs are held every day that allow you to experience contact with living creatures.please use this form.Please also take a look.

If you wish to participate, please purchase a participation ticket for the desired program from the ticket vending machine in front of the general information, and gather at the meeting place.

Please note that there are some notes on participation, so please check them in advance.

Backyard tour

We will guide you behind the scenes of the aquarium where the aquarium keepers work, with commentary from the keepers.

TimeConducted twice daily ①2:11~ ②00:14~ *Approximately 00 minutes each time
Fee1 yen per person (Over 4 years old
Fixed employee15 people
The meeting place5th floor, next to the Canadian otter tank (in front of the toilet)
  • Children under elementary school age must be accompanied by an adult(Participation tickets are also required for attendants).
  • Children under the age of 3 can participate, but please refrain from participating in strollers. (Strollers will be kept at the entrance of the backyard.)
  • After the meeting time, it will be canceled.Also, refunds are not possible.
  • The backyard is wet and slippery.Please be careful of your feet.
  • You may look into the water tank from above.Please be careful not to drop anything in the water tank.
  • Please refrain from taking photos and videos in the backyard.
  • If you are unable to purchase a ticket for your companion due to sold out, please contact the general information desk.

Penguin Meal *This event is canceled for the time being.

Enjoy a special experience up close with the penguins at the "Ocean Terrace".

Due to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in a neighboring prefecture on April 6, 4, our museum will suspend this program for the time being as an epidemic prevention measure. Thank you for your understanding.

TimeBecause the time varies depending on the date of the event,Special Program Schedule October
Fee1 yen per person (Over 5 years old) *One participation ticket is required for each participating person.
Fixed employee20 people
The meeting placeOutdoor area “Ocean Terrace” Humboldt penguin tank
  • It will be canceled in case of rain or stormy weather.Since it is outdoors, you will get wet in rainy weather, so please bring an umbrella.
  • Feed with tongs over a 90 cm high fence in the area under the stairs.Limited to those who can participate in the program by themselves.(You cannot participate while holding a child.)
  • Please take photos and videos during the experience from the designated location..
  • If you can't come by time, we will cancel it.Also, refunds are not possible.

Seal food

A new special program is now available at the outdoor area “Ocean Terrace”!

TimeBecause the time varies depending on the date of the event,Special Program Schedule October
*Sales will start from 4:27 on April 28th and 15th.
Fee1 yen per person (Elementary school students and older) *One participation ticket is required for each participating person.
Fixed employee5 people
The meeting placeOutdoor area “Ocean Terrace” Fur seal tank
  • It will be canceled in case of rain or stormy weather.Since it is outdoors, you will get wet in rainy weather, so please bring an umbrella.
  • Feed the fish through a 90cm high fence in the area above the tank.Limited to those who can participate in the program by themselves.(You cannot participate while holding a child.)
  • Please take photos and videos during the experience from the designated location.
  • If you can't come by time, we will cancel it.Also, refunds are not possible.

Handshake event with sea lions

Shake hands with the popular sea lions at live performances!You can observe it up close.

TimeTimes vary depending on the event date, so please check the signboard next to the ticket vending machine on the day of the event.
*Held from 12:25 to 13:45.
Fee1 yen per person (Over 5 years old
Fixed employee20 people
The meeting placeOutdoor area “Ocean Terrace” California sea lion tank
  • Applicants must be 5 years of age or older and able to participate in the program on their own.Please refrain from participating in children under the age of 5.
  • It will be canceled in case of rain or stormy weather.Since it is outdoors, you will get wet in rainy weather, so please bring an umbrella.
  • Please take photos and videos during the experience from the designated location.
  • If you can't come by time, we will cancel it.Also, refunds are not possible.

All special programs are subject to change or cancellation depending on the conditions of the creatures and equipment. Please note.

We look forward to your participation.
Please refer to the calendar below for dates of each program.

Special Program Schedule October