By Ocean Park Hong Kong on April 3, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR, 3 April 2019 – With the grand opening of the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, Ocean Park Hong Kong is offering guests from around the world a unique one-stop edutainment experience. Families can take their first dive into the new experience this Easter as they embark on a fun-filled adventure as nature explorers during the Park’s Animal Discovery Fest that runs from 19 April to 1 May. 14 different interactive animal workshops and backstage explorer tours will be open to the public, including the all-new, limited-time Meet the Walrus programme and the first-ever open house at the Park’s veterinary centre, advocating the Park’s exemplary efforts and achievements in animal care and conservation.
The new Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, officially opened in February 2019, and is reachable in just a few minutes from the city centre and offers convenient transportation links. The eco-themed facility is comprised of three towers – The Pier Wing, Club Wing and Marina Wing, offering 471 contemporary rooms and suites, including 14 themed rooms featuring the Park’s adorable mascots, Whiskers, Bao Bao and Redd, a terrific choice for families to enjoy a holistic journey at Ocean Park. The hotel lobby features a series of oceanic theme décors with sustainable green concept. Between 19 and 28 April, parents can enrol their kids into a three-hour educational lesson by booking the hotel-exclusive ‘Kids Discovery Club Package’ where they will visit animal exhibits, all led by the Park’s education ambassadors, to learn about marine conservation in a fun-filled way.
To enhance guests’ understanding about green living and environmental protection, a series of new educational initiatives will be open for guests to learn about the Park’s animals and understand the importance of the Park’s work in animal care and conservation during Animal Discovery Fest. Headlining this year’s festival is Meet the Walrus, the all-new, limited-time Get Closer to the Animal programme in which guests can observe the gigantic, moustachioed creature up-close, feel their skin, feed it and get a snapshot to capture the remarkable encounter. 13 other interactive animal workshops and backstage explorer tours, including a fun-packed moment with the adorable kinkajou and the extraordinary steppe eagle, as well as exclusive tours to the back-of-house facilities at The Grand Aquarium and Shark Mystique will also be staged during the festival. Sharing by the veterinary team during the first-ever guided tour inside the Park’s veterinary centre will further deepen the learning of young explorers, inspiring them to play an active part in conservation. Programme details will be available on Ocean Park’s website at www.oceanpark.com.hk from 2 April.
Visitors can also get the Admission Ticket Combo with “Old Hong Kong Street Food Tasting Pass” (worth HK$593) at HK$480 and savour the all-time favourite local street snacks in one go, including egg puffs and pan-fried dumplings from Michelin-recommended eateries Mammy Pancake and Wing Lai Yuen; iconic local snack including Hong Kong’s first sustainable fish balls – a well-loved local delicacy made from sustainable hake, as well as Hong Kong-style milk tea from KamCha. This special ticket combo promotion is now available until 30 June.