The four-story Giant Ocean Tank features a coral reef, an underwater communications system, large windows and hundreds of Caribbean reef animals, including sea turtles, stingrays, eels and fish.


Watch its 2013 transformation in this time-lapse video and get the story about the renovation. At its deepest point, the exhibit goes down 26 feet. It is 40 feet wide and holds 200,000 gallons of salt water. The water is heated to between 72° and 75° F, which is a perfect temperature range for this tropical exhibit. This exhibit is so big that it was built first, and then the rest of the Aquarium was built around it.

Visit to learn even more during live presentations at the top of the tank!