Aquarium Downtown Toronto

2011817-Shark-LagoonHave you ever wanted to see fish and other marine wildlife up close? Maybe you don’t enjoy fishing and diving underwater is too scary for you. Try visiting the aquarium in downtown Toronto instead for an up close and personal view of both fresh and sea water life. The aquarium features a section on Canadian waters featuring creatures that inhabit the great lakes and the surrounding seas. It is here where you will find anything from Largemouth Bass to the Giant Pacific Octopus. There is even a wave maker that simulates conditions found along the shoreline.

If you ever wondered what it would be like to pet some of these underwater animals the aquarium has you covered. You can pet the rough sandpaper like skin of a shark or the silky smooth skin of a sting ray. These animals are not dangerous so you won’t have to worry about being bitten or stung like you would if you encountered some species out in the sea. A discovery center in the aquarium will let you get an up close look at the fish and marine life via pop up glass bubbles.

urbantoronto-2523-7165Dare to enter the dangerous lagoon section. In here a moving sidewalk will take you through a glass tunnel. Sharks of all kinds will swim next to you as well as above your head. There are also other kinds of animals to be seen including sea turtles and a saw fish. Another section of the aquarium features many different species of jellyfish. Color changing displays surround you on all sides as you get to see these strange creatures float in the water.

Another section of the aquarium showcases an actual coral reef. This colorful habit provides a home for fish of all sizes, shapes, and colors. Every other hour, an interactive dive show lets the staff personal dive into the tank. They communicate with the visitors through a microphone. You will get a better understanding of the habitat and animal live that call the aquarium home. Anyone interested in the technical aspects that come from running an aquarium will enjoy a look at the equipment used to maintain the water in the tanks. This unique look reveals the life support and filtration equipment used to maintain the Aquarium along with fun stats and information about the water quality and conditions of the tanks. A very important and vital part of how any aquarium is run.

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