If you live around Manhattan Beach and you love the artificial marine life, then you must have heard of, or know, the Roundhouse Aquarium. Actually, the aquarium had been closed for some time for renovation. Today, however, the aquarium has been reopened to the public.
According to a report published on KTLA, the aquarium, which had been closed for a very long time is finally reopened to the public.
The Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier celebrated its reopening Monday after undergoing $4 million worth of renovations. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Nov. 5, 2018.
According to the video report, the renovation cost a lot of money and definitely took a very long time to complete.
According to a post published by Kristen Farmer on the Daily Breeze the renovation would not have been successful without the partnership between Oceanographic Teaching Stations and the Harrison Greenberg Foundation.
The Roundhouse beautification project represents one of the largest public-private partnerships in Manhattan Beach history – a collaboration between the city, Oceanographic Teaching Stations and the Harrison Greenberg Foundation. The renovations took nearly a year to complete and included $2 million in infrastructure upgrades on behalf of Manhattan Beach municipality, such as replacing water, sewer and fire suppression lines.
“It was a big job to do in a very short time,” said Manhattan Beach Mayor Steve Napolitano at the opening ceremony. “And it turned out fantastic.”
The new aquarium will continue to serve as an Oceanographic Teaching Station education facility, which has already successfully drawn the attention of many students.
The report published on TBR News shows that the aquarium is really improved. And now it has more than 70 unique animal species.
The refurbished iconic aquarium at the foot of the Manhattan Beach pier made its official debut during an emotional opening ceremony Nov. 5. The fresh design features 14 oceanic tanks, two fresh water tanks, a wrap-around touch tank and 75 species of marine life.
Exhibits include a sea jellies tank, shark tank and additional marine life such as moray eels, seahorses and an octopus. The new Roundhouse also features an unhindered view of the horizon. “For the first time in 100 years, you can look down the pier west and see the largest aquarium in the world – the Pacific Ocean,” Michael Greenberg said of the new building at its opening ceremony.
The renovation project cost about $4 Million and took more than a year to complete and reopen to the public.
If you have always wanted to pay a visit to one of the most beautiful scenes, where you can even enjoy the beauty of the artificial marine life, then you should consider visiting the Roundhouse Aquarium in the Manhattan Beach.