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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opened in October of 2013 in the heart of Toronto, Canada, beside the CN Tower.  The aquarium is home to 16,000 marine and freshwater animals from sharks to seahorses in over 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons) of water, spread over a 135,000 square foot facility. Ripley’s Aquarium prides itself on…

Discovery Place

Located in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, Discovery Place opened in 1981 and offers a wide range of exhibits that will amaze and excite you! Discovery Place prides itself as an ‘organization dedicated to inspiring exploration of the natural and social world’ through extraordinary exhibits and ‘educational programs that inform, challenge and engage audiences of all ages.’ There…

A Backstage Pass to the Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium has a variety of behind the scenes options for visitors, whether you’re partial to the chill of a beluga whale interaction, or perhaps a casual stroll around the aquarium’s backstage with a tour behind the scenes, or the amazing opportunity to swim with some of the ocean’s most spectacular creatures like whale…

Ocean Voyager

Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit, at 6.3 million gallons is the largest aquarium habitat in the world, is the best marine exhibit I’ve ever seen.  With over 4,500 square feet and 185 tons of acrylic viewing windows wherever you are in this exhibit you have a fish eye view on a plethora of marine life. …

Georgia Explorer

Georgia Aquarium’s Georgia Explorer exhibit is a wonderful place to immerse oneself in one or all of their three different touch tanks as well as learn about the various marine life that can be found in Georgia’s rivers and off its coast. The first touch pool is my favourite as it has the social and…

River Scout

Georgia Aquarium says “rivers are a source of life for animals, people and cultures throughout the world” and here in their River Scout exhibit you are surrounded by this life source.  Imagine yourself walking beneath a North American river with a fish eyes view of a variety of different fish swimming above your head.  That’s…