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 the Shark and Ray Touch Tank can observe 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.

This exhibit opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday-Thursday and at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, and close to visitors 15 minutes before the Aquarium closes every day. Please note: On Wednesday, 10/20, the touch tank will open at around 1 p.m.

cownose rays in the touch tank

How to Be a Shark and Ray Whisperer

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.