30th Anniversary Blueprint
My, how we've changed! This early concept drawing was sketched by Gene Takeshita in the 1970s—well before we opened in 1984. You'll see that some exhibits remain today while others disappeared during the development of the Aquarium over 30 years ago.
Today, the Aquarium houses nearly 200 exhibits in all. More than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species fill 34 major galleries. Showcasing habitats and sea life of one of the world's richest marine regions, the Aquarium truly is your window to the wonders of the ocean!