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St. Lucie County Aquarium Reopens After Leak in the Main Coral Reef Tank

Post Date:01/09/2018 3:07 PM

The St. Lucie County Aquarium has returned to normal hours of operation this week, after being closed more than a week during the holidays due to a leak in the main coral reef tank.

The 2,500-gallon tank, which was originally on display inside the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. before being transported to Fort Pierce, is still completely drained and all of the marine life and corals, which have been transported to safe, temporary locations. The Smithsonian staff estimate that the main coral reef tank will be out of commission for four to six weeks while the tank is being repaired.

While crews work on repairing the main tank, there are still more than 3,000 gallons of marine life to see in five different exhibits and a touch tank that accurately reflect the habitats typically found in the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding coastal waters.

 The St. Lucie County Aquarium is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 4 p.m. through the end of March.

Located at 420 Seaway Drive, the St. Lucie County Aquarium is a 5,000-square-foot public facility that operates in partnership between the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Admission into the St. Lucie County Aquarium is $4 for adults, $3 seniors and children (ages 4-17). The first Tuesday of each month is free admission day. Group rates and memberships are available.  

 For more information about the Aquarium call 772-462-FISH (3474) or for school/group bookings call 772-465-3271 or visit: http://www.sms.si.edu/SMEE.  

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