Waters of the World

Travel the world in 77 habitats.

You’ll explore oceans, great rivers and the Great Lakes, tropical islands, wetlands and even an underwater cave. Waters of the World shows you some of the world’s most fascinating animals on one level of the aquarium.

Discover colorful coastal creatures and denizens of deep, cold waters in the Oceans gallery. Meet sharks, flounders and giant anemones at the new floor-to-ceiling Kelp Forest habitat.


Get to know the locals in At Home on the Great Lakes: colorful sunfishes, native ducks, alien carp and touchable prehistoric sturgeons.


Go Islands and Lakes hopping to meet a Bahamian iguana, African cichlids, American alligators and more!


The world’s Rivers are home to animals that are beautiful, bizarre, or a little bit of both. Find the Cross River puffer, violet-line piranhas and paddlefish.