Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aquarium Partnership Adds Additional Locations

Nintendo has announced that the real world Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aquarium will be expanding to additional locations across the United States throughout the year. Initially exclusive to the Seattle Aquarium, the event will be expanding to seven additional locations, and be available during the scheduled times.

Locations and Dates:

  • 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

Statement by Nintendo:

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 Crossing: New 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.

Local 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!

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.

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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