Great Lakes Aquarium Seeks City’s Aid For New Exhibit
The Great Lakes Aquarium is looking to add a new exhibit to the building, but they will need help from the city to do so.
The Aquarium is looking for help to fund a new permanent exhibit called 'The Amazing World of the Unsalted Seas'. They have a $360,000 budget and received a $250,000 appropriation from the state’s Legacy Fund, however the new exhibit is expected to cost around $726,500.
The proposed exhibit would focus on Earth’s 253 largest lakes, including Lake Superior. It would feature hands-on interactive exhibits, as well as two live animal displays, including a sturgeon touch pool and a cichlid tank. The Aquarium is hoping to have the exhibit ready to open by August of next year, in time for the Tall Ships Duluth festival.
The project would even open up a harbor view from the aquarium that had not previously been accessible to most guests.The exhibit would also be the largest in the aquarium, bringing the facility’s total exhibit space by nearly 3,500 square feet. You can read the full article here and let me know what you think of this new exhibit in the comments below.