Animals & Exhibits

Guests discover the story of water through exhibits in both Aquarium buildings – River Journey and Ocean Journey.

Both experiences feature many different types of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. Not only do visitors explore habitats found in North America and the Gulf of Mexico, they also encounter a variety of exotic plants and animals from remote regions of our planet. Just as important as our exhibits, the Aquarium's staff loves to immerse guests with the stories of life above, around and within our watershed.

Meet Our Animals        Exhibit Descriptions


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Use this handy form to ask the Aquarium expert. We have scientists who know amphibians, birds, fish, insects, invertebrates, reptiles or mammals.

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