SEA LIFE Michigan, the 35,000-square-foot aquarium set to open in Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in early 2015, has reached a major construction milestone: filling the attraction’s 120,000 gallon ocean tank with water!
The filling of the ocean tank happened yesterday and is a key landmark in construction. SEA LIFE artists have worked tirelessly to create an exciting themed environment in the tank, including rock and coral formations, and a sculpture of Neptune’s head. It’s going to be beautiful!
Image from the SEA LIFE Michigan team
The aquarium will house more than 5,000 creatures, including sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea horses, a giant Pacific octopus and more. Guests will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get nose-to-nose with the creatures in the aquarium’s unique 180-degree ocean tunnel, interactive touch pools and engaging, educational exhibits that focus on conservation.
Remember the renderings graphic I put together? Here it is again:
Advance tickets will be on sale on the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium website beginning in November. Check www.visitsealife.com/michigan for more updates.
CALL FOR YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALISTS!
Don’t forget — SEA LIFE Michigan is looking for Young Environmentalists, age 8-12, to represent the aquarium in the year ahead. You can get more details on what it takes to apply at this post. Entries are open through Nov. 16, 2014.
I am a SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Parent Ambassador and will be receiving an exclusive first look at events leading up to the attraction’s grand opening early next year and complimentary tickets. All opinions expressed are my own.