The World Aquarium, housed on the second floor of the City Museum, is an aquarium unlike any other... this is a "touch and feel" aquarium with many unique features.
Things to See & Do
- Dip your hand into a pool of doctor fish where the little fish eat the dead skin from your fingers, a perfectly safe, but somewhat eerie and ticklish experience.
- Touch stingrays, starfish, sea urchins, and more.
- View tortoises, paddle fish, aquatic turtles, gulping fish, angelfish, sea urchins, giant puffers, and more your family will discover sea life from around the world.
- Crawl through the shark tank where a clear underwater tube lets you explore inside the tank with sharks swimming all around as you're protected in the tunnel.
- In Stingray City you can walk into the tank and get an eye level view of sea life that is one of a kind and all surrounded by the sculptures of Bob Cassilly.
- Exhibits include educational information about the animals and programs include public feedings, turtle races and more.
- If you can plan your visit around the daily feeding times that will add just that much more excitement to your trip. Here is the current schedule: Monday thru Thursday Stingrays: 1:15pm and River Otter: 1:00pm. Wednesday, Sharks: 2:30pm. Friday, Gators & Snapping Turtles: 3:00pm and Stingrays: 3:30pm. Saturday, River Otters: 11:00am, Sharks: 3:30pm and Stingrays: 4:00pm. Sunday, River Otter: 11:00am and Stingrays: 2:30pm.
- There are many different sections to visit. While you are here make sure to stop by these sections and get your adventure started: Rivers of the World, Sandcastle Beach, Stingray City, The Hidden Forest, and Prehistoric Alley.
If tours are your thing the World Aquarium offers 3 different tours:
- The Traditional Tour - Guided educational tour of the World Aquarium only and last approximately 90 minutes.(10 or more people)
- Extended Length Tour - Same as the traditional but longer (2 or more people)
- Girl Scout Tour - The World Aquarium offers a variety of badge opportunities for Girl Scout troops of 10 or more people.
World Aquarium Insider Tips
- Keep the children entertained and involved during your visit by bringing along their own scavenger hunt. You can either use it as an educations tool, a contest between all the members of the family or anything else you can think of.