23 Aquariums in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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23 Aquariums to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Aquarium of the Pacific100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA

The Aquarium features a collection of over 11,000 animals representing over 500 different species in exhibits ranging in size and capacity from about 5,000 to 350,000 gallons. Exhibits introduce the inhabitants and seascapes of the Pacific, while also focusing on specific conservation messages associated with each region. .

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

An aquarium and the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California. Birch Aquarium at Scripps has an annual attendance of more than 439,000, including more than 40,000 school children, and features more than 3,000 animals representing 380 species. The hilltop site provides views of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and the Pacific Ocean.

California Academy of Sciences55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA

Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals, public education, conservation, and research. Numerous forms of marine life are permanent residents at the aquarium, all of which have serious injuries that prevent their return to the wild.

Downtown Aquarium410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

This is a magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 300 species of aquatic life from around the world. There is also restaurants, ballroom, aquatic and geographic exhibits and a variety of amusements also.

Georgia Aquarium225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

Georgia Aquarium is a public aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Georgia Aquarium is home to hundreds of species and thousands of animals across its seven major galleries, all of which reside in more than 10 million US gallons of fresh and saltwater.  It was the largest aquarium in the world.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA

Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a nature center and rescue and rehabilitation facility for sea turtles on Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States. The Center features interactive exhibits and patient viewing areas. In addition to caring for sick and injured turtles, the Center has an educational mission and presents daily programs, field trips, guided tours and beach walks.

LEGOLAND CaliforniaOne Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

Third Legoland park to open. Legoland California is a theme park, miniature park, and aquarium. It comes with over 60 rides, shows and attractions.

Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

It is the largest public aquarium on Maui, and undertakes projects to grow artificial coral reefs to later introduce to the wild, due to the recent rapid decline in coral populations in Hawaii due to heavy tourism and global warming.

Miami SeaquariumFlorida 33149, USA

The Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key of Miami Dade county. it is one of the oldest oceanariums in the United States. In addition to marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium houses fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles, and manatees. The park offers daily presentations and hosts overnight camps, events for boy scouts, and group programs.

New York Aquarium602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA

Foundeed in 1896, it is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States. The facility occupies 14 acres and boasts 266 species of aquatic wildlife.

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

Ripley’s Aquarium is a great destination for a fun-filled family day out. Featuring a range of aquatic environments from the Amazon Rainforest to an Indo-Pacific coral reef, as well as plenty of interactive exhibits and multimedia displays, there is more than enough for visitors to see and do.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210, USA

The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a 170-acre zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden located along the Saluda River in Columbia, South Carolina. The zoo is home to over 2,000 animals, with collections of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Richland county

Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach8th Street, Otis Dr, Alameda, CA 94501, USA

Crown Memorial State Beach is a state park in the city of Alameda. It is operated by East Bay Regional Parks District. The park's Crab Cove Visitor Center, at the north end of the beach, features exhibits about the marine life environment of San Francisco Bay, the history of Alameda, and the importance of the Bay. There is an 800-gallon aquarium system with interactive stations for viewing sea creatures up close.

Sea Life Park Hawaii41-202 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795, USA

A marine mammal park, bird sanctuary, and aquarium in Waimānalo in Hawaii. This park has several activities and so many things to see, some of them are Hawaiian Reef Aquarium, Ocean theater, Penguin habitat, Dolphin cove show, Bird sanctuary, and the Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat.

SeaWorld San Diego500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

An animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park. Popular for their animal exhibitions and shows.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

Displays numerous different species of sharks, rays, fish, reptiles, and marine invertebrates. It also features a shark tunnel. Its main tank is 1,300,000 US gallons (4,900,000 l), one of the largest in North America. The facility is 95,000 sq ft (8,800 m2) in area.

South Carolina Aquarium100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Located on the historic Charleston Harbor.  It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals.  The largest exhibit in the zoo is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium and is the deepest tank in North America. There are also so many wonders in and around this place.

The Dallas World Aquarium1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA

This is an aquarium and zoo which was located at the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world.

The Florida Aquarium701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) aquarium home to more than 7,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world.