The Aquarium's centerpiece is a stunning, four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with hundreds of tropical reef animals. In 2013, the Giant Ocean Tank underwent a spectacular renovation. Watch the transformation of the tank unfold in this timelapse video.

This historic renovation is just the latest in a series of exciting addition to your Aquarium adventure, which today includes sea turtles, stingrays, bustling penguin colonies, playful seals and a series of kid-friendly touch tanks.

What Changed?

The Giant Ocean Tank was completely transformed in 2013. Each one of its 52 brand-new viewing windows look out on more animals and more coral formations than ever before. Learn more about what changed by checking out these questions and answers.

Scope and Features

The 10-month-long project rebuilt the Aquarium's signature central exhibit, the Giant Ocean Tank, which was already considered to be one of the most complex and sophisticated aquatic exhibits in the world. But that's just part of the project.

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Continuous Progress

The $17.8 million Giant Ocean Tank renovation project was the culmination of a Mission Blue capital campaign from 2007 to 2013 that supported a series of new exhibits and facilities. Learn more.


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Watch the transformation unfold with this quick timelapse video.

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