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June 8, 2018

FLORIDA - THE GALLERIA AT FORT LAUDERDALE ANNOUNCES THE FIRST-IN-FLORIDA SEAQUEST TO ITS POPULAR SHOPPING AND DINING DESTINATION


New Interactive Family Attraction Slated to Open During Late 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (June 6, 2018) – The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Fort Lauderdale’s premier shopping destination, has announced SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale will open during late 2018 as one of the newest additions to its popular mix of retail and dining offerings. The hands-on global sea life education and entertainment experience for all ages will reside in a 23,000-square-foot home at the east end of The Galleria near H & M and the soon to open Powerhouse Gym.

“The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is thrilled to announce the addition of SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale which will add another dimension to our collection of nationally recognized retailers and top-notch restaurants,” said Mark Trouba, general manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “This first-in-Florida interactive journey through exhibits that highlight global wildlife will be fittingly located at The Galleria which has a loyal following of local shoppers and welcomes visitors from around the world.”


SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale will be home to a variety of animal species from across the globe. Designed as a “Quest of Edutainment,” visitors to SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale will journey through realistically themed environments where they will connect with the animals through various hands-on encounters such as feeding sharks and stingrays plus they can interact with capybara, Asian small-clawed otters, giant Sulcata tortoises, exotic bird species and other creatures along the way.

Annual passports and birthday parties are on sale now at 50% off the regular purchase price by visiting fortlauderdale.visitseaquest.com.

SeaQuest is already enjoying success in Layton, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Fort Worth, Texas and Littleton, Colorado with an additional location under construction in Folsom, California. The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will be the company’s sixth location and only Florida home.

“SeaQuest is very excited to build upon our ongoing success with the future opening of our first Florida location at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale,” said Vince Covino, SeaQuest CEO. “We look forward to introducing our one-of-a-kind Quest that allows guests to experience animals from around the world in a top resort destination such as Fort Lauderdale.”

SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale, a family fun attraction, is just one of many new and exciting developments transforming The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. A recent renovation program introduced a new color scheme, modernized soft seating areas and updated restrooms plus new stores such as Mimmic Bijuterias, Bbungalow and Apricot Lane.

The Galleria’s Palm Court Market now offers award-winning local dessert company Stefano Versace Gelato with Stewart’s Restaurant opening soon. This summer, Powerhouse Gym, a fitness industry leader with success in 39 states across the country and more than 300 locations throughout the world, will open its first Broward-Miami-Dade location. The 15,000-square-foot Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a Napa-inspired eatery with a full bar, a winery-inspired private party space and an artisan retail market, will offer shoppers another full-service dining option when it opens during early 2019. 

SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale will join The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s current fashionable and tasteful selection including Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Dillard’s, H&M, Free People, Michael Kors, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s and Blue Martini.

For more information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, or for a complete list of retailers, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About SeaQuest
SeaQuest brings the majestic wonders of our planet, ranging from rainforests and deserts to exotic marine life, right to guests of all ages. Exhibits create an exciting Quest for visitors as they make their way through the Amazon Rainforest South Pacific, Egyptian Desert, an Icelandic Fishing Village, the Great Wall of China and beyond. SeaQuest offers guests the opportunity to interact with the vast species that share this planet and build a relationship that inspires them to become vested in conservation and in the protection of our planet’s diverse inhabitants. Guests are encouraged to connect with animals and learn about their eco-systems through various hands-on activities which include hand feeding sharks, stingrays, birds and exotic animals. Adventurers in search of a more daring experience can enjoy walk-in aviaries, feeding caiman alligators or snorkeling with reef sharks, stingrays and hundreds of tropical fish. SeaQuest offers event space ideal for school field trips, birthday parties and private events. For full details about SeaQuest please visit visitseaquest.com.
About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida's premier shopping destinations for its sophisticated level of merchandising and ambiance, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s anchor the popular center, which also features 100 known stores, including American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, P.F. Chang’s and Blue Martini. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

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