In 2013, the Aquarium completed a spectacular renovation of the Giant Ocean Tank, and it is home to a stunning new Caribbean coral reef teeming with more animals than ever before. In the process, we revitalized the entire building around it.

Giant Ocean Tank

Even before this transformation, the Giant Ocean Tank was considered to be one of the most complex and sophisticated aquatic exhibits in the world. It has been improved from top to bottom. Changes include:

  • New viewing windows
  • Redesign of the reef
  • Expansion of presentation spaces at the top of the exhibit
  • Adding more animals and new species
  • Reflective ceiling dome
  • A ramp to the top of the Giant Ocean Tank providing access for wheelchairs and strollers
  • Learn more about what changed.

Yawkey Coral Reef Center

This new exhibit gallery showcases reef biodiversity and gives visitors a closer look at a hidden world filled with unique coral reef animals, like gently swaying garden eels, grinning moray eels and batfish. Learn more about this new exhibit area.

Blue Planet Action Center

On the first level, this innovative new exhibit area demonstrates to visitors how we are all connected to the oceans and showcases the Aquarium's global research and conservation efforts. Learn more about this new exhibit area.

Additional Building-Wide Changes

Surfaces throughout the main building have been refinished. Behind the scenes, new fire alarm and sprinkler systems have been installed.