In United States you can find some of the most impressive and stunning aquariums in the world where you can encounter amazing marine creatures and do a lot of stuffs. In this article I made a top of the most interesting aquariums from America where you can go with your kids and have a good time.
Here are the top ten aquariums in USA:
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium was founded 1984 and is located on the Pacific Ocean West Coast in Monterey, California. This aquarium receives an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors. Here you can find thousands of plants and animals like penguins, seahorses, sea dragons, pipefish, flamingo and many others, representing 623 separate named species on display.
The aquarium benefits by a high circulation of fresh ocean water which is obtained through pipes which pump it in continuously from Monterey Bay. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is also one of the only two aquariums on the Earth to exhibit blue fin and yellow fin tuna.
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
The Shedd Aquarium is an indoor aquarium located in Chicago, Illinois. It was opened in 1930. This aquarium has over 25,000 fish, and was the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 gallons of water. Here you can find five permanent exhibits: Amazon Rising, Caribbean Reef, Waters of the World, the Oceanarium, and Wild Reef.
You can see animals like the Beluga Wales, Alaska sea otters, white-sided dolphins, green sea turtle, Blue iguanas and Australian lungfish.
North Carolina Aquarium
North Carolina Aquariums is a system of 3 public aquariums located in Kure Beach, Roanoke Island and Pine Knoll Shores. Here the American alligator’s native to North Carolina occupies one of the larger exhibits. It contains 235,000 gallons being one of the largest of the aquarium’s saltwater exhibits.
At the reef you can admire living corals, anemones, cardinal fish, hawk fish, clownfish, wrasses, surgeonfish, and other species.
Is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Is the world’s largest aquarium with a capacity of 8.5 million gallons of marine and fresh water which has more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species. Going to this aquarium it is one of the fun things to do in Atlanta. At Georgia Aquarium you can also visit a 3D movie theatre and impressive live shows where you get to see majestic whale sharks.
It covers an area of 550,000 square feet and includes 328 tons of acrylic windows. Here the animals are displayed in six different galleries: Georgia Explorer, Tropical Diver, Ocean Voyager, Cold Water Quest, River Scout, and Dolphin Tales.
Is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is a non-profit organization. The River Journey building which is part of the aquarium is the largest freshwater aquarium in the world. The River Journey and the Ocean Journey buildings are home to more than 12,000 animals like fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, penguins, butterflies and more.
One of the top attractions in this aquarium is called Boo and is a talking parrot. You can take part at different shows like the one when the divers feed the sharks and the amazing giant catfish. The Tennesse’s Aquarium newest section is the penguin exhibit with ten Macaroni penguins and ten Gentoo penguins.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
This aquarium is located in Newport, in the US state of Oregon. Was opened in 1992 and covers an area of 23 acres. This aquarium represents one of the must-see attractions along the Oregon Coast. The main attraction and also the largest exhibit are Passages of the Deep, where you can walk-through acrylic tubes surrounded by deep water marine animals such as sharks, rays, and rockfish.
Outside the building you can fin exhibits which contain sea otters, seals, and sea lions.
Baltimore National Aquarium
Is located in Baltimore, Maryland and was opened in 1981. 1,5 million people visit this aquarium each year. Is home for 16,500 specimens representing 660 species. Contains attractions like dolphin display, rooftop rainforest, and central ray pool as well as multiple-story shark tank. In 2006, the National Aquarium of Baltimore won a Best of Baltimore award for “Best Over Priced Destination for Families”.
The National Aquarium building contains five levels. Each level possesses several exhibits that communicate a main theme. This building also has two large tanks, one that simulates an Atlantic coral reef, and the other which simulates the open ocean.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans
You can visit this aquarium in New Orleans, Louisiana on the banks of the Mississippi River. Was opened in 1990. Is home for 10,000 animals representing 530 species.
Here you can find a Caribbean reef exhibit that has 30-foot long tunnel surrounded by a 132,000 gallons tank of sea life, an Amazon exhibit, encased in a glass cylinder a greenhouse that is a prominent feature of the riverfont that includes Piranhas, Anaconda, Freshwater Stingrays and other specimens from the Amazon basin, a Mississippi River gallery, featuring Catfish, Paddlefish, Owls and a leucistic white Alligator and a Gulf of Mexico exhibit, featuring a 400,000 gallons, 17-foot tall tank of Sharks, Sea turtles, and Stingrays from the Gulf.
This aquarium is home for over 10,000 animals representing 350 species. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, but the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around make Gatlinburg a natural location for a world-class aquarium, America’s most fun aquarium. This aquarium has more living fish than the city of Gatlinburg.
Now, if you want to spend your vacation in USA, you will be able to choose the perfect aquarium for you and also for your children.