Meet the new Humboldt penguins! The introduction of a second penguin habitat allows you to see another species native to a warmer climate. Adjacent to the original South Atlantic, this habitat will show how these unique bird species utilize the southern hemisphere waters; from the Antarctic pole to the Equator.
Your journey to the Caribbean begins with the Mangrove Lagoon where Cownose Stingrays and Bonnethead Sharks swim lazily around the jungle of stilt roots that provide critical habitat for most of the region’s fish communities. Touch these creatures as they swim by and join our naturalists to learn more about these important ecosystems. Another touch tank features invertebrates and small fishes that provide an additional immersive experience for young and old.
See the balance of technology and nature through this two-story, scale model oil production platform aquarium. An area that lacks hard structure, these manmade “Islands” provide valuable attachment surfaces for an array of encrusting organisms to create an entire “reef” ecosystem found throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
Prepare for a whimsical array of soft-bodied predators. Lights, sounds and textures further enhance the display of these free swimming coral relatives.