With the reconstruction of the Giant Ocean Tank more than halfway over, we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, a major component of the new tank is in place now—windows!
Come take a look. Let's walk behind the scenes and inside the empty Giant Ocean Tank to see the progress that's been made in the last couple weeks.
As you can see, all but one of the windows are in place and the coral has been uncovered in preparation for all the refurbishments. But don't let the quiet surroundings in the video deceive you! During work hours, it's a flurry of activity in the construction zone. Crews are busy installing a dramatic domed ceiling above the space as well as the clear railing that will surround the top of the Giant Ocean Tank, which will be great for our littest visitors!
|The protective covering will remain on the windows during construction.|
|The windows at the top of the Giant Ocean Tank, seen here, are almost 2 inches thick. Closer to the bottom they are more like 3 three inches thick!|
Special construction pricing means you can keep tabs on the construction as well as visit with some of your favorite animals—like the little blue penguins, the octopus and the mandarinfish! But discounted admission won't last forever. Now's the time! Will you be able to tell your friends and family that you visited the Aquarium during their most important renovations in years?