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World Aquarium, Saint Louis

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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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  • August 8, 2017
    if you come to st louis...this is a must see for your kids...it was fantastic....fed alligators, crocidiles, enormous turtles and gigantic amazon fish by hand....downstairs the kids held gila monsters...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    I have a lot of trouble reviewing World Aquarium. On one hand, the place is small, hot (we were all sweating profusely after a few minutes in the downstairs area), and basic. It is plain fish tanks wi...  more »
  • June 7, 2017
    One of the most AMAZING experiences I have EVER had!! This is a family owned business and they are the most attentive caring couple!! We were able to hold and feed almost all of the animals!! From sna...  more »

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