Malta Aquarium Celebrates 10 years this Weekend with Activities at Pjazza San Pawl

With up to 175 marine species housed in 50 tanks, the Malta National Aquarium is indubitably one of the biggest attractions on the island. This Sunday October 1 marks 10 years since the iconic starfish-shaped building opened its doors to the public, delivering fascinating tours, informative talks, interactive educational activities and much more ever since. To celebrate, the aquarium has planned plenty of exciting activities which will be taking place at Pjazza San Pawl (Buġibba) this weekend.

Between the bouncy castle and the gigantic building blocks, the children’s activities they have in store will make you wish you were still a kid yourself! Although, there’s really nothing stopping you from getting in line to have your face painted with aquatic-themed designs. What’s more, the aquarium plans to leave you amazed with a captivating magic show and an immersive bubble show to boot.

But, just like the aquarium, this event isn’t simply about amusement. Throughout their decade-long run, the Malta National Aquarium have strived to spread awareness on issues affecting marine life and promote environmental responsibility, whether it’s by organising public talks or collaborating with NGOs to develop projects. Attendees will have a chance to directly speak with these NGOs this weekend, who’ll be setting up interactive stands offering insight into the wonders of the sea and conservation measures. 

Not to mention, you’ll get to explore the vast aquarium, which is split into different zones according to the region, time period and species. Plus, the staff members will also be distributing free scratch cards giving you a chance to win a free adult ticket or even a year membership, along with other prizes. 

More surprises await those who make it out to Pjazza San Pawl this weekend. The festivities will be taking place on Friday from 9pm to midnight, then from 11am to 5pm and 8pm to 11pm on  both Saturday and Sunday. 

This celebration is not only fun for the whole family, but it’s also an homage to a decade’s worth of education and conservation. For more information, visit their official website here