National Aquarium of New Zealand
The National Aquarium of New Zealand, also known as Napier Aquarium is a public aquarium in Napier, New Zealand.
The aquarium originally opened in its current location napier in 1976. In its first year of its life it attracted 230,000 visitors at a time when the population of Napier was about 50,000. In its first 5 years of operation over 750,000 people visited.
In 2002 the aquarium underwent a NZD $8 million extension and renovation which included the addition of a 1,500,000L oceanarium with a 50m acrylic tunnel and the replacement of all the original tanks with newly constructed ones.
The aquarium boasts the following exhibits:
The aquarium has two temporary exhibit halls, one on the upper level and the other adjacent to the oceanarium, a souvenir shop and cafe.