REDMOND, Wash (June 10, 2024) – The aquarium experience inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game is expanding to a national level! After debuting at the Seattle Aquarium, the experience is hitting the road in June, and making multiple stops across the U.S. throughout the year.

Each aquarium on the tour will host themed activities and offer guests the chance to explore the wonders of aquatic life with an Animal CrossingNew Horizons twist. By taking the tour national, even more fans will have a chance to interact with some of their favorite Animal Crossing characters while learning more about the real-world animal kingdom.

Nintendo News: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aquarium Partnership Expands into a National TourLocal exhibits will include:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons photo opportunity, featuring an aquarium themed background with characters from the game.
  • Themed signage throughout the aquarium will feature creature descriptions presented by Blathers with information directly from the game.
  • Standees of familiar characters from the game throughout the aquarium near a wide variety of habitats.
  • My Nintendo kiosks where guests can check in to receive 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points* redeemable on for exclusive digital and physical rewards.
  • Plus, guests may even have the opportunity to meet-and-greet Isabelle, Tom Nook, or K.K. Slider from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game on select days and stops!

Nintendo News: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aquarium Partnership Expands into a National Tour 1Planned aquariums for this partnership include:

  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Jun. 14 to Aug. 11)
  • Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, Louisiana (Jun. 21 to Sep. 14)
  • Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia (Aug. 1 to Sep. 26)
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon (Aug. 26 to Oct. 20)
  • New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts (Sept. 21 to Dec. 14)
  • SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium in Tempe, Arizona (Oct. 4 to Nov. 17)
  • Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Dec. 21 to Feb. 28)

Tickets for the experience are included with the cost of general admission and can be purchased from each aquarium directly. Excited and want to learn more? Head over to for additional information:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Nintendo eShop and through retailers.

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Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its engaging exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its eight major galleries.

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About Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find surprises all year round.

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