In addition to replacing 27-year-old equipment and making state-of-the-art space for our beneficiary organizations, there are now exciting special features. Six aquarium systems are in the Advance Auto Parts Atrium, all free of admission to the public. The aquariums have been planned by Reef Aquaria Design, Inc., which recently designed and installed a 3,000 gallon aquarium for the National Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History.
The centerpiece will be a spectacular 6,000 gallon living coral reef aquarium holding 250 colorful marine fish and 150 live soft and stony corals. The extraordinary living coral reef system is a stimulating addition that will grow and change over time and will offer exceptional educational value, as well as providing entertainment. Exciting new touch-screen informational technologies are part of the aquarium exhibition.