This is home to favorites like the green Moray eel, the moon jellyfish, clownfish and more. This area is dedicated to salt water environments from around the world featuring some of the most amazing creatures in the ocean.
Soak up the science in the Shark & Ray Touch Tank! This aquarium features a large, unique tank where visitors can touch Sharks and Rays. The Shark & Ray Touch Tank features Bamboo Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, Cownose Rays and Southern Rays
This is a large natural habitat that re-creates a section of the Cahaba River, Alabama's last major free-flowing river. This exhibit combines terrestrial and aquatic environments to focus on the animals and plants that live in and along the river.
These two large lunchrooms are for school groups and birthday parties.
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"We come here after school as a fun treat about once a week. We love it! My boys are always excited to go for a visit, and always very sad to leave. I love the openness of the upper floor for the little ones to run and play. It is our favorite indoor place to go in Birmingham."
"The Center is a fabulous place to allow my child's learning experience to grow. Each time we visit, she notices something new to her that keeps her fascinated."
"The kids always say "that was the best day ever!" Even if we go 2 days in a row--they still find interesting things to play with and learn about. I like the new nature center--the bug magnifier & decomposition chamber are neat."