The Aquarium is nearing the completion of a top-to-bottom, 21st century transformation of the Giant Ocean Tank. The centerpiece exhibit will be closed while the project is underway and most of the penguins that normally live at the Aquarium have been moved to an off-site holding facility. Grab your timed ticket online and don't miss your chance to see the Aquarium transformed before your eyes.
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The 10-month project is rebuilding the Aquarium's signature central exhibit—the Giant Ocean Tank, which is already considered to be one of the most complex and sophisticated aquatic exhibits in the world. But that's just part of the project.
Most of the penguins that normally live at the Aquarium have been moved to an off-site holding facility. The smallest penguin species is still on exhibit at the Aquarium. You can visit the little blue penguins in a temporary exhibit out the back doors.
There are more than 800 species on exhibit, and each one is worth a closer look. We're challenging visitors to learn more about these ten species when they visit the Aquarium during our renovation project. Meet them all.
We're creating a new Aquarium experience on Central Wharf. This $17 million project is the culmination of a Mission Blue capital campaign initiated in 2007 to build a series of new exhibits and facilities.
The Aquarium will remain open for the entire duration of the project, allowing visitors to see animals from new angles.
We’ll keep sharing details and progress updates throughout the project. Stay tuned by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter, Seabits, and be sure to connect with the Aquarium on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr.
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