Toronto’s new aquarium is on the verge of opening. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada announced that it would open in September, but no actual date in September has been set, yet. However, in an unusual move, Ripley’s began selling timed tickets to the general public in a pre-opening promotion. What’s the catch? Well, a pre-opening ticket allows entry any day and any time after the official opening, and these types of tickets will be available only up until the opening date is announced, – which has yet to be announced.
Once that opening date is announced then timed tickets will take effect. This means you will have to choose a date and a time to visit and the any time, any day option with its prices set at $29.98 for adults, $19.98 for children and seniors, and children 3 and under are complimentary with an adult guardian, will no longer be available. The new prices for anytime tickets will be confirmed once the opening date has been announced.
When the aquarium’s opening date has been announced, the regular timed tickets will be priced at $29.98 for adults, $19.98 for children and seniors, and children 3 and under are complimentary with an adult guardian. There will be no time limit on visits, even with a timed ticket.
Parking is available across the road at the convention centre. Including food and a souvenir one adult with two kids will probably spend about $100.00 for a visit, which is right in line with prices of other major aquariums, and very close to the same price as the Metro Toronto Zoo.
Let’s hope school group visits to the aquarium will give affordable opportunities to all children, in the tradition of the ROM, and lines of yellow buses will crowd the aquarium’s entry throughout the school year. The aquarium’s website is www.ripleysaquariumofcanada.co
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