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Not for the faint of heart, Dangerous Lagoon is the largest exhibit in the aquarium. You’ll get a unique view of Sand Sharks, Reef Sharks and Nurse Sharks, as you move along the moving sidewalk, the largest of its kind in North America, that actually takes you under the aquarium as sharks swim all around you. You’ll also spot tarpon, barracudas and moray eels.
The less adventurous have elsewhere to reside in the aquarium.
“I feel like my kids would be freaked out by the big sharks. I have a feeling they’ll like all the parts of the aquarium with little bright and colourful fish better,” says Melissa Niven, 35, of Niagara Falls.
Have you ever wondered how jellyfish eat? How they see where they’re going or how they reproduce? Planet Jellies has a mesmerizing display of different kinds of jellyfish, which are actually in the walls, floor and ceiling. Visitors also get loads of information about a jelly’s lifecycle.
If you’re feeling tropical on your visit, check out Rainbow Reef. See how many fish you can name in this exhibit, which is home to tons of bright, colourful fish from tropical reefs around the globe. An interactive dive show is also demonstrated once an hour. A diver with a microphone communicates with the audience while swimming and exploring the fish habitats.
If that’s still not interactive and close-up enough for you, then you’d better head to the Touch Tanks. Become a marine biologist for the day as you actually get the chance to get up close and personal with three kinds of stingrays and feel them as they glide by. Feeling exceptionally brave? Stick your hand into the shark tank and touch the Whitespotted Bamboo Shark or the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark.
It seems as though the Ripley’s Aquarium staff wants to take their time and make sure everything is perfect before opening the doors to the public. The grand opening was originally set for this September, but it seems that date could be pushed back slightly.
However, tickets have already gone on sale. You can purchase an Anytime Ticket that is valid for one admission anytime within one year of the aquarium opening.
For tickets and more information visit www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/