Toronto has a new landmark–an aquarium.
Nestled in beside the Rogers Centre at the base of the CN Tower, the new Ripleys Aquarium opened last week.
It’s home to more than 16,000 marine animals and 450 species.
There are lots of interactive displays to let kids see and experience the fish.
In the “dangerous lagoon,” visitors board a moving sidewalk which takes them on a slow ride through a 97-metre see-through tunnel filled with 17 sharks and thousands of marine animals. Sea turtles and saw fish swim overhead as visitors file past.
“Touch pools” feature horseshoe crabs, stingrays and bamboo sharks. The pools are shallow, so people can reach in and gently pet the animals.
An exhibit called Planet Jellies houses many different species of colourful jellyfish.