The Aquarium will close at 4pm on Friday, October 24 for a private event.

Buy your tickets online and skip the line!

Please note: This exhibit opens at 9:30 a.m. each day.

About the exhibit

The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals.

Visitors to this new exhibit can reach out and gently stroke cownose rays, Atlantic rays and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.

Preparing to Interact with Sharks and Rays

What is the best way to get to know a shark? The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank is a place where people can come and interact with sharks and rays. This video explains how the exhibit works.

Note: Animal touch is not guaranteed.