The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will be an immersive and engaging experience offering unique perspectives of our underwater world.
From the local streams and rivers to the depths of the oceans, take a journey with us and explore the hidden treasures of the Missouri and Mississippi waterways, appreciate the “monsters” of our global rivers and delight in the stealth and grace of our oceans’ greatest predators. Passport not required.
Make your way to the depths of the ocean in The Deep. As mysterious as they are mystical, the creatures of The Deep are sure to enchant. Animals that produce light, one of the ocean’s smartest animals and even animals involved in a silent turf war are just a part of what you will experience.
As we begin our descent to the ocean’s depths, we see an underwater landscape that has been shaped over thousands of years. This 250,000-gallon exhibit, the largest in the Aquarium, provides multiple, awe-inspiring opportunities to view the incredible marine life that reside here.
Your interactive journey is about to get even more immersive as you approach where the world’s rivers meet the oceans. You’ll be able to splash in the tidal pools of Ocean Shore while meeting some interesting and often misunderstood animals that live within the shallows.
Fish aren’t the only animals the live in and around freshwater rivers. This dynamic, interactive exhibit space showcases the many ways the world’s rivers are impacted and changed.
Travel the river ways of South America, Africa and southeast Asia and come face-to-face with river “monsters” and other fish that are the focus of legends, as respected as they are feared.
Immerse yourself into the natural beauty and rich history of the city’s two most prominent rivers: the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Here you will explore some of nature’s hidden treasures as they swim beside and above you.