This is a great place to take your family to learn about fish and all sorts of aquatic animals. THey have many exhibits & shows to educate you & thrill your whole family. They have a lot of tanks for viewing including a huge community tank with sharks & other things to thrill young ones. They also have a 'petting' tank where little ones can giggle as fish tickle their fingers.
The Aquarium is home to over 12,000 animals including, fish, reptiles, butterflies, amphibians, invertebrates, birds & much more. Be sure to see their interesting Seahorse exhibit where kids & adults can learn all about these fascinating creatures. Also they recently added a new section with marine life saltwater fish and sharks.
we've been here, we haven't wanted to leave because there is so much to do & since it's right in the heart of downtown & near so many other activities, you can plan a really fun day of sightseeing, shopping & fun.
I should also mention that outside the aquarium they have a little sidewalk park for kids where water spurts out of little holes or fountains everywhere in the ground. It's a little kids' delightful paradise if they like water. There's also a carousel nearby.
This aquarium is one of the best though and we've found it to be clean, well taken care of & even the cafeterias have great food in them. There's also some really cute gift shops you'll want to visit before you leave. All in all, this place can mean a great place for a date or a family fun day. Admission price is $17.95 for adults & $9.50 (child 3-12). You can also purchase combo tickets that include the nearby IMAX theater which is in walking distance.