The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, which closed for renovations on Oct. 3, 2011, is not yet open to the public, but fear not. We’ve got you covered with all of the pertinent information and visuals until it reopens in the spring.
Watch Kyle Benecke’s video below and scroll down for images of Thursday’s media tour led by Dennis Pate, seen above, who is the director and CEO of the Henry Doorly Zoo. Also, make sure to read reporter Carol Bicak’s story.
While current renovations will cost close to $10.5 million, the renovation of the aquarium alone will cost close to $6.5 million.
Several of the changes are designed specifically to engage children with the displays, Pate said.
Always a visitor favorite, the Shark Reef tunnel will see few changes other than the addition of new fish, including the lookdown fish, and interpretive graphics to assist in identification of fish.
While protective boards cover much of the aquarium glass, Pate made sure to pull back some sheets to reveal the Ocean Birds area, always a crowd pleaser.