Nintendo has announced that the beloved aquarium experience, inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, is expanding into a nationwide tour. After its successful debut at the Seattle Aquarium, this interactive and educational experience will be making its way across the United States, starting this June.

This unique partnership between Nintendo and various aquariums brings the magic of Animal Crossing: New Horizons into the real world, allowing fans to explore the wonders of aquatic life with a delightful twist. Each stop on the tour will feature themed activities and exhibits that blend the charm of the game with fascinating facts about marine creatures.

What to Expect on the Tour


Visitors to the aquarium will be greeted with a variety of Animal Crossing-themed attractions, making for an immersive and enchanting experience. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons Photo Opportunity: Capture memories with a special aquarium-themed background featuring beloved characters from the game.
  • Themed Signage: Throughout the aquarium, you’ll find creature descriptions presented by Blathers, providing fun and educational information directly from the game.
  • Character Standees: Spot familiar faces from the game as standees placed near different habitats.
  • My Nintendo Kiosks: Check in at these kiosks to receive 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points, redeemable for exclusive digital and physical rewards on
  • Meet-and-Greet Opportunities: On select days, you might even have the chance to meet Isabelle, Tom Nook, or K.K. Slider in person!

Tour Schedule and Locations

  • 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

Don’t miss out on this unique blend of virtual and real-world adventures. For more information and updates on the tour, head over to Nintendo’s official events page.

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Just someone who spent most of his childhood playing Smash Bros with my brother, which led me to explore more games. Favorite franchises include Xenoblade and Kirby.

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9d ago

Cool! I'll be able to get to one of these!