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 is a key landmark in our construction process and brings us another step closer to welcoming our array of awe-inspiring creatures. Our 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. All of this comes together to create a dazzling experience for our visitors that is unique to our location.
To celebrate the water fill milestone, SEA LIFE Michigan hosted a brief ceremony on Friday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. featuring SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Kid Reporter Nina Groll and other local children.
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium will house more than 5,000 amazing creatures, including sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea horses, a giant Pacific octopus and much 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 and inspiring guests to take an active role in protecting the world’s oceans and sea creatures.
Advance tickets will be on sale on the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium website beginning in November. Check http://www.visitsealife.com/michigan/ for more updates.