Blacktip Reef Update: A Reef Comes to Life!
Published July 01, 2013
We've been working diligently on our new exhibit, Blacktip Reef, and are excited to announce that you can now join us for its final stage and watch the reef come to life!
After months of construction, guests are now able to pass through the entire exhibit space and view the new Blue Wonders: Reefs to Rainforests experience, which includes the Aquarium’s iconic bubble tubes! They're BACK!
Throughout Blue Wonders, guests are encouraged to explore their connection to water, starting with a stunning video wall installation created by award-winning photographer/videographer, Bob Talbot, and ending with an interactive word and photo wall.
Blue Wonders also introduces guests to our brand new Blacktip Reef exhibit, a 260,000 gallon habitat featuring a colorful Indo-Pacific reef landscape. Guests are able to experience this lively reef from many vantage points, including a new floor-to-ceiling pop-out viewing window that allows you to virtually step inside the exhibit!
Over the next several weeks, visitors will be able to watch Blacktip Reef come to life as we introduce 1,200 animals from 75 species, including our blacktip reef sharks by the end of July. During this time, our education team will also be on-hand, giving presentations on what it takes to bring an exhibit of this magnitude to Baltimore.
We're excited to have you continue this amazing journey with us!
For real-time updates on Blacktip Reef, continue to visit our WATERblog!