The Aquarium is now Open!
The newly renovated Aquarium houses 3000+ aquatic animals in 178,000 gallons of water – nearly four times the volume as the previous Aquarium. Although the two and half year renovation preserved the exterior of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)-era structure, the new Aquarium experience, from sleek sharks to glittering tropical fish, is like nothing seen before in this region.
Touch a stingray with your own hands.
Stand beside a sea turtle as it glides by.
Interact with a diver inside inside The Reef, a huge 90,000-gallon exhibit generously supported by Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Every step leads you further into the mysteries that lurk underwater, from flooded forests of the Amazon and deep seas of the Pacific to fish that glow in the dark and sea nettles that kill with a touch. The renovations to the new Aquarium were also possible due to the gracious support of Lucas County.