NOW OPEN - Aquarium at the Boardwalk
BRANSON, MO (NOV 23, 2020) – Aquarium at the Boardwalk opened its doors to the public for the first time today, Monday, Nov 23.
“We’re beyond excited to be able to welcome guests into the Aquarium today and going forward,” said Tej Sundher, Partner at Kuvera Partners, developer of the attraction. “Our Husbandry Team and the entire staff has been hard at work preparing, and we think visitors will be mesmerized with the beautiful fish and thoroughly entertained by the fun activities throughout the experience.”
Some features that visitors can expect to enjoy:
- Ten exciting zones full of Fish & Fun
- More than 250 different animal species in 400,000 gallons of salt water
- Sharks, seahorses, stingrays, lionfish, octopi, eels and much more!
- An original 5D submarine adventure to the bottom of the sea
- More than 7,200 individual sea animals – soon to exceed 10,000
- Multiple photo ops including a seahorse carousel and a mermaid tail & trident
- Two mirrored art installations that give the sense of infinite ocean life
- A 24-foot high Kelp Forest climbing structure for kids
- A gorgeous 16-foot view of a coral reef
Guests will also meet the Aquarium’s characters Aquarius, the wise and helpful Giant Pacific Octopus and Finn, the adventurous Golden Puffer. Not only will these animals be the first they see on the Boardwalk, Aquarius the Octopus is represented in numerous ways throughout the experience, beginning with the 55-foot tall stainless steel sculpture wrapped around the front of the building. Since octopuses are masters of camouflage, Aquarius can also be found hiding in nine fun ways throughout the experience.
“Touch Pools are one of the most popular features in all aquariums. We’re pleased to have two of them, one with rays and sharks and the other with surging water and tide pool animals such as anemones and star fish,” said Sundher. “It’s been our pleasure to see the pure excitement when guests reach into those pools and connect with the animals.
Aquarium at the Boardwalk is committed to preserving ocean life, and has partnered with the Coral Restoration Foundation™ (www.coralrestoration.org), the largest non-profit marine-conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state. Over the next 20 years, CRF™, NOAA, and other partners will be working to restore seven iconic reef sites along Florida’s Coral Reef-restoring a total area equivalent to 52 football fields.
Tickets for Aquarium at the Boardwalk are now on sale at the box office and online at www.AquariumAtTheBoardwalk.com. All tickets are for timed entry. Guests are encouraged to purchase online to get the day and time that works best for them.
The Aquarium is open daily from 10 am to 7:30 and will extend these hours starting at Christmas Season. For more information, or to order tickets, visit www.aquariumattheboardwalk.com.
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About Aquarium At The Boardwalk
Aquarium at the Boardwalk is the first attraction being developed at Branson Boardwalk, a new entertainment complex located at the center of the Highway 76 Entertainment District in Branson, Missouri. The $55 million aquarium focusing on fish and fun is located at 2700 West 76 Country Blvd, Unit A, Branson, MO 65616.
About Kuvera Partners, Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, Kuvera Partners is a privately held corporation with interests in the attractions, self-storage and real estate industries. Founded in 1965, the company's history of success is the result of its ongoing research and continual development of resources and relationships. Kuvera was recognized with the Branson Beautification Award in 2011 for transforming an underused length of Highway 76 into a compelling tourist area. The company was also honored with the City’s October 2018 Beautification Award for its compelling landscape and engaging frontage along the 76 Entertainment District.