Nov 25, 2010

Sponge Bob will also be visiting the Oceanogràfic (aquarium) as of 22nd December
ICE SKATING RINK AND SHOWS WITH GORMITI AND LAZY TOWN IN THE ÁGORA THIS CHRISTMAS The City of Arts and Sciences will be extending its usual content over the Christmas season with a special programme aimed at all the family. Children's shows and an ice rink in the Ágora, Christmas School in the Oceanogràfic and a Christmas market are some of the activities that will be held from next December.

The Ágora will set the stage for shows by "Gormiti" and "Lazy Town." The first of these is to take place on Thursday 30th December with sessions at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., bringing these miniature warriors to life with a show telling of the origins of these inhabitants of a fantasy island in which the forces of Good and Evil are identified with aspects of nature.

Also, on Tuesday 4th January at 5:30 p.m. the main characters from the "Lazy Town" series will be giving a show full of songs, dancing and acrobatics. Tickets for these shows, priced at 20 to 30 euros plus distribution costs, can be purchased from today Wednesday 24th November through El Corte Inglés.

Christmas Market

Also in the Agora from 18th December, an ice skating rink will be installed as well as a Christmas market that will also have posts outside the City of Arts and Sciences with the emissaries of the three wise men, a pony merry-go-round, a games area and children’s workshop, among others.

The Oceanogràfic for its part will become Bikini Bottom as of 22nd December. Sponge Bob will be greeting all the visitors until 6th January, touring the Oceanogràfic’s facilities for four hours a day. Also until 9th January, one of the Oval Hall’s aquariums will be decorated with the characters from this famous series and a photocall will be set up where the general public can be photographed with the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom, among other activities.
In addition, a new edition of the Oceanogràfic’s Christmas School will be held from 27th to 30th December. On this occasion those interested may attend every day or choose which days they would like. Through stories told with dolphins, sharks, penguins and turtles, workshops and games, the participants will discover the sea in a different way.

Finally, the Hemisfèric (IMAX and Full Dome) will be showing "Giants of the Ocean. Sea Monsters," a 3D digital film based on the discoveries of paleontological excavations made all over the world that have enabled a lost world under the sea to be reconstructed.
The film invites us to follow a Dolichorhynchops family known as "the Dollies" that cross the ancient waters populated by beings like prehistoric sharks.