On Thursday 22 October 2019, after nearly 100 years in continual operation, the aquarium has reached the end of its working life and can’t offer the world class environment we want for our animals and will be permanently closed.
However, many of our wonderful aquatic animals will be back in 2020 when we rehome them in our exciting new corals exhibit, to be built in the lower floor of our B.U.G.S building.
Our animals are of course our top priority, and our experts will be looking after them until they’re ready to move to their new home. Some of the freshwater species are already in residence in the brand-new aquarium at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo – the only one of its kind in the UK – so if you haven’t been recently, why not pay them a visit? We’ll have more details of the new corals exhibit (and an exclusive members preview) in the coming months, but meanwhile, here’s an artist’s impression of the experience to whet your appetite:
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