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10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (extended hours)
$15 adults, $10 children ages 3-12 (discounted admission)
Chocolate, the Aquarium, and free samples, are ALL included in your admission.
The Expo, one of the largest consumer-oriented chocolate events in the United States, will feature some 30+ vendors who will offer FREE tastings and sales of their products. They’ll be set up throughout the Aquarium’s galleries.
Expo producer Marvin Baum said Chocolate Expo is for people who are serious about chocolate and unique specialty foods.
“Think of the chocolate tastings in the way you might think of a wine tasting at a winery: you get a small sample to try and you often get to talk with the person who made the product," Baum said. "If you like what you’ve tasted, you can purchase that product directly at the show for yourself or to give as gifts.”
Expo/Aquarium visitors will find not only traditional and gourmet chocolates, but also unique offerings like chocolate tarts, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate balsamic dressing, chocolate-covered bacon and even chocolate-scented bath soaps. But Chocolate Expo isn’t entirely about chocolate. Vendors also will present baked goods, specialty foods and even fine soaps and bath products.
The Maritime Aquarium exhibits will be open on Jan. 25 – and will stay open two hours longer than normal: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please note that our new "Jiggle a Jelly" jellyfish touch adventure will not be open on Sun., Jan. 25 during Chocolate Expo because of the crowds expected. Jiggle a Jelly will be open Saturday, Jan. 24, and weekends and holidays and school vacation weeks after Chocolate Expo.
Crowd notice: this event is very well attended. Busiest times are between 12 and 2. Please plan accordingly.
Prospective vendors: if you are interested in exhibiting, please contact the promoter directly: www.thechocolateexpo.com
Be sure to print your web tickets and bring them with you. You can get in the shorter, advance tickets line when you arrive.
Aquarium Members Important Notice:
Aquarium Members receive a $2 discount (adult and child) on event/Aquarium admission this day. Senior member price is same as adult price. Sorry, but Aquarium members do not receive free admission for this special event. Member guest discounts do not apply.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS.
NO REFUNDS: TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
Ticket prices include all taxes/fees, as applicable.
Special "bonus" shows, are offered to attendees on a first-come, first-served "space available" basisly due to limited seating, and, therefore, we cannot guarantee that everyone will be accommodated. These special features are not included in any purchase price and limited capacity will be adhered to. Shows and times are subject to change without notice.
ALLERGY WARNING: Many vendors offer products that contain common food allergans such as wheat, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, etc,. or are manufactured in facilities with these products. If you have food allergies, we suggest that you consult with your healthcare provider before attending Chocolate Expo.