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The St. Louis Aquarium

An Interactive Experience for the Entire Family!

Ever since its “sold out” opening day this past Christmas, the St. Louis Aquarium has had thousands of inquisitive patrons enter through its arched entrance to venture and explore. It continues to be sold out almost every weekend, as it provides visitors a chance to enjoy the many high-tech, hands-on experiences throughout its 120,000 square feet complex.

The St. Louis Aquarium is housed in the middle of one of our country’s most iconic train stations – Union Station. As you venture into the Train station lobby to start your adventure, you will be amazed by what you are about to experience. And once you are “all aboard,” you’ll enjoy St. Louis’ own John Goodman as the conductor throughout the initial journey, making for the ultimate beginning of your 90-minute tour.

After departing the train, be prepared as your adventure intensifies once you begin interacting with sea creatures literally around every turn of the St. Louis Aquarium. You not only get to view them in their natural habitats, but you can reach out to touch and feed many of them along your way.

As your excursion continues, make sure to sit down and start a conversation with Tommy the Otter. This interactive show allows Tommy to share his life as a sea otter with you as he answers any questions you might have.  

And if you’ve ever dreamt of petting a stingray or a shark, or feeding a turtle, the St. Louis Aquarium is the perfect place to experience these fun activities  

According to Tami Brown, Executive Director of the St. Louis Aquarium, there was a lot of thought and preparation put into every inch of this place, including the Aquarium’s high-touch, high-tech approach, which happens the minute you step through the door. “Providing this higher level of connection for our guests with these wonderful aquatic animals has always been our goal. This interactive approach ultimately leads to a better understanding of the creatures we house here, and their environments. It allows our guests to realize that they might want to become better stewards of our planet, and our waters, allowing for these animals to continue to thrive,” she explains.

“Our Aquarium is also constantly evolving, as starting this month, our new Kid’s Zone area will open, allowing for youngsters to experience many role-play opportunities, just as if they worked here at the St. Louis Aquarium. From learning how to train an otter to experiencing what it’s like being a technician within our Vet Lab, to learning how to prepare food for our Sharks, participants will be able to enjoy all these experiences firsthand. And you don’t want to miss our Behind-the-Scenes tours, which allows guests to get a more intimate look at what it takes to care for our animals throughout the complex.

“With our continued abundance of guests all through the week, we suggest you visit our website and secure your tickets before your trip, thus ensuring your visit with us is everything you want it to be.”

For more information about the St. Louis Aquarium and the other exciting activities throughout Union Station,  visit or