Welcome To Our World
Be amazed, engaged and inspired by our magnificent new entryway, which introduces the world of the Aquarium and the exhibits within. This gallery also includes some of the research we do, as well as our ongoing projects and conservation initiatives. The 4-D Theatre is located here, as well as Windows on Research—an in-depth look at our research onsite and in the field—and a variety of animals from other galleries.
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More Than Just Animals
Taking care of the animals that live at the Aquarium is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we do. Our world includes leading-edge research collaboration, groundbreaking killer whale research, popular educational programs and ongoing conservation initiatives. You can find out more about them in this new gallery.
A Green Building
The Canaccord Financial Exploration Gallery is located in an environmentally-friendly green building. Not only was 90 percent of the waste produced from the demolition of the previous building recycled and used in this building, but it also helps protect our ecosystems. This includes toilets that use rainwater and an embedded system of pipes that carries hot or cold water, heating and cooling each room far more efficiently than conventional heating or air conditioning.
A Research Hub
Windows on Research and the Environmental News screens, located in this gallery, highlight the research that the Aquarium is involved with. Through video presentations and volunteer-led explorations, visitors can learn about how the Aquarium is involved in research on killer whales, dolphins, Steller sea lion, larval fish and other marine species.
Discover how our research impacts marine life