OdySea Aquarium To Open In Arizona Will Feature Underwater Acrylic Escalator

by | Sep 30, 2014 | Science | 0 comments

blogposting1-rendering-2wx8479qtw8lxgylfinpqiSmall to medium sized public aquariums seem to be popping up across the country creating a golden age of aquarium offerings. Scottsdale, Arizona is the next place, with the OdySea Aquarium underway. The Aquarium will feature 16 acres, a two level facility with underwater tunnels to guide visitors through the exhibits and an acrylic escalator to transport guests between levels. Those who can’t use the escalators will not be left out, the aquarium also features an underwater acrylic elevator. Another cool feature will be the bathrooms, which will have a floor to ceiling acrylic wall with sharks swimming around. I like how the aquarium plans to highlight what other aquariums tend to neglect, bathrooms and elevators/escalators. Guests will be excited to experience both. The acrylic underwater tunnels and windows will be designed and supplied by Reynolds Polymer Technology, the same company which designed the fantastic tunnels at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in China. The aquarium is slated to open in December of 2015 and sounds like it will have a whole lot to offer visitors. MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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