Fresno has a complicated relationship with aquariums.
Hopes for the construction of Aquarius Aquarium, first pitched in 2000 near Herndon Ave. and Highway 99, have remained high and a frequent source of interest from locals.
But, as The Sun reported exclusively last month, a different aquarium – led by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and backed by the freshly-renewed Measure Z – is suddenly in the works.
Thursday, Fresno Chaffee Zoo officials are set to present detailed updates about their plans for Zoo improvements, including the newly-dubbed “Pacific Rim Aquarium.”
Here’s an early look at renderings and plans for the aquarium:
Features include a Jellyfish exhibit, ray feeding experience with beach-style wading pool, viewing rooms for viewing rays, and Indo Pacific Coral Reef.