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Florida kids get some snow days at the Florida Aquarium Dec. 26-30

Actor Noma Dumezweni

Actor Noma Dumezweni

The Florida Aquarium is bringing back its popular Snow Days to help fill the activity gap between Christmas and New Year's Eve with 65 tons of snow for Florida kids to play in.

The snow play area was a huge hit with visitors last year, said aquarium spokeswoman Katherine Claytor, so once again an ice company will put ice through a wood-chipper to create about 65 tons of snow for kids to play in, including an ice slide, starting at noon Saturday through Dec. 30.

Since Florida kids don't often have snow to play in, here are some tips:

• Wear gloves.

• Leave the sandals at home. Closed-toed shoes will keep your feet warm.

• Parents don't have to stand in the snow area to take pictures. The aquarium has set up a room around the play area for parents to take pictures and get out of the way of cold stuff.

• The snow will be set up in an outdoor location so look for signs directing you to the snow zone.

The snow play area is included with admission, which is $23.95, $20.95 for seniors 60+, $18.95 for kids 3-12. Tickets are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them at The aquarium is at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at or (727) 893-8595. Follow @SharonKWn.

Florida kids get some snow days at the Florida Aquarium Dec. 26-30 12/21/15 [Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2015 4:22pm]
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