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Underwater Pumpkin Carving & Live Animal Enrichment

Saturday, October 28
FREE for Members or with General Admission

At 11 am, as part of the Go with the Glow Fun Day, there will be a live underwater pumpkin carving by divers in the Oceans Tank.  If you miss the live demonstration or want to avoid the crowd, a video from a previous underwater pumpkin carving will play until 2 pm.

There will also be carved pumpkins in the live animal enclosures in the Discover Exhibit. The pumpkins provide extra enrichment activities and a special treat for the live animals. The carvings will be based on the winners’ designs from the Pumpkin Stencil Design Contest.

Enrichment allows animals in captivity to experience something new and stimulating. This keeps their mind and senses active while encouraging the animals to use their natural behaviors.


  • Live Underwater Pumpkin Carving in the Oceans Tank: 11 am
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving Video: 10 am – 2 pm
  • Live Animal Enrichment in the Discover Exhibit: All Day


Oct 28 2023


10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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