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World Aquarium, Saint Louis

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Zoo / Aquarium
The World Aquarium is an interactive animal exhibition, conservation research center, and animal sanctuary located in Laclede's Landing, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Some highlights of the child-centered exhibition are being able to feed and touch many animals. The museum allows general admission, school tours and behind-the-scenes tours.The aquarium houses a variety of animals such as sharks, rays, turtles, parrots, marsh turtles, otter, snakes, alligator, crocodile and sloth. The displays are located on 2 levels, one with large fish in large displays and the other level with filled with smaller displays designed for child-centered experiences.According to the curator, the mission of World Aquarium is to increase the knowledge of aquatic life and environments, to enable people to conserve the world of water, and to provide leadership for the preservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources globally.The aquarium depends heavily on its volunteers and donations. Some volunteers have been working for five years or more. The aquarium, which has been open for more than 23 years, reopened in a historic building near the Mississippi Riverfront in 2016, after a short hiatus to allow for a move from its previous location at City Museum.
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  • We have visited the new location of the World Aquarium several times this year and our kids love it because they can feed, touch and hold many animals. Every time they have new exhibits. It's a very c...  more »
  • Was closed when we arrived though the answering machine said they should have been open!! It was a really rainy day got soaked trying to find out if they actually where open!!  more »
  • I came across this place when looking for an interaction with a sloth. Yes, a sloth. We paid for a 2 hour behind the scenes private tour. My kids got to feed and interact with not only a sloth but a w...  more »