From time to time, select exhibits will close for renovation to reinvigorate the guest experience, provide routine maintenance, and ensure a safe space for our animals to inhabit. We cannot wait to welcome guests back to these areas soon, but in the meantime, follow along and learn about the progress below!

Harbor Seal Exhibit

Our harbor seal exhibit is due for a refurbishment to help keep it safe for our four seal ambassadors. The exhibit opened to the public in 1996, and we last conducted routine maintenance in 2018. The seals have moved to a temporary habitat behind the scenes where our staff can maintain their daily routine. We expect to move them back to their exhibit before the end of the summer.

Ray Touch Pool

Our ray touch pool was built in 1998 and is currently undergoing a revitalization process to add new vinyl flooring around the exhibit and improve the floor of the pool itself. Most of the rays that were in this exhibit can still be seen elsewhere in the Aquarium, including the Light Tower exhibit with the sea turtles or in the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium!

The South Building

Our South Building opened in 1995 and was closed in 2018 for planned renovations to revamp the entire facility. The construction process has experienced recurring delays, but exciting exhibit details are coming together and progress continues.

Marsh Pond

A portion of the Marsh Loop is closed as we make updates to the pond area, but guests may still walk along the Nature Trail and step out on the deck to enjoy views of Owls Creek!

There's Plenty More to See!

Several of our animal ambassadors are still excited to give you a warm welcome, including sea turtles, sharks, Komodo dragons, jellyfish and much more! You can explore these North Building galleries here:

Need More Information?

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