Aquarium

Immerse Yourself in Wonder
What’s waiting for you at the Aquarium?
The Aquarium is FREE with Zoo admission!

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.

Schedule for Dive Talks at the Reef

Dive talks are sponsored by ProMedica
* Dive talks schedule is subject to change on an ongoing basis

Monday-Friday
2 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Visitors may also encounter divers throughout the week as they appear in various Aquarium exhibits for cleaning and maintenance.

Touch Tanks and more!

Throughout the day the Touch Tank and Ocean Lab will be open for visitors to experience.

Future schedule of Aquarium activities will be determined based on visitation, feedback, changing seasons, etc.

Adopt one of our Aquarium animals

You can adopt your favorite Aquarium animal as part of our Zoo PAL animal adoption program! View Adoption List

 

Image of a huma triggerfish
Be sure to visit The Reef, generously supported by Owens-Illinois, Inc.

 

Can you guess?

What is the reef animal shown below?
image of a spotted eagle ray. Part of a basic guessing game.
Highlight for Answer: Spotted Eagle Ray
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