Downtown Aquarium - Houston & Denver

Downtown Aquarium – Houston & Denver

 

This month’s article comes from Houston & Denver’s Downtown Aquariums! Thank you so much to each for their participation in Behind The Glass!

Houston Questions:

Attributed to James Prappas, Director of Biology, Landry’s Restaurants

 

Q: How many different species do you have in the Houston Downtown Aquarium?

We have 3000 different species currently in the Houston Downtown Aquarium.

 

Q: When planning & designing the aquarium, what was a definite must-have exhibit?

We had to have Sharks.

 

Q: What was the most challenging exhibit to install?

The Living Coral Reef was the most challenging to install.

 

Q: What is the most popular exhibit?

Our guests always enjoy visiting the sharks and tigers.

 

Q: What is the one most important educational fact you hope visitors take away with them?

We hope our visitors’ walk away believing our environment is worth saving.

Denver Questions:

Attributed to Ken Yates, Life Sciences Manager, Downtown Aquarium Denver

 

Q: How many different species do you have in the Denver Downtown Aquarium?

We have over 625 different species and 5,500 animals

 

QWhen planning & designing the aquarium, what was a definite must-have exhibit?

An exhibit for large sharks

 

Q: What was the most challenging exhibit to install?

The Restaurant Exhibit

Q: What is the most popular exhibit?

Hard to choose – Sting Ray Reef, Sharks, Tigers, Otters

 

Q: What is the one most important educational fact you hope visitors take away with them?

The health of the ocean and its animals are important to the health of our world and its people.