Context Goes Learning – Ripley's Aquarium

25 October 2013,   By ,  

At Context, we’re always looking to expand our horizons and experience new things in the pursuit of science. Yesterday we thought we’d pay a visit to Ripley’s Aquarium to check out some of the cool exhibits. We’re talking about the sharks, obviously.

The Ripley’s Aquarium is a two-storey, 12,500-square-metre facility that is tucked in between the CN Tower and the MTCC on Bremner Boulevard and oh we can’t even keep it together –  it’s so cool!

Ripley’s is home to over 16,000 aquatic animals in 10 environments controlled by these giant machines. It’s kind of like a condominium for fish and other aquatic animals, except they probably don’t need to pay condo fees.

At the entrance they have this giant fish skeleton and whatever it is … can we make sure it never lives again? It’s honestly huge.

There are a ton of exhibits from all over the world, including the rainbow reef, where all of the fun coloured fish reside. One of the coolest exhibits is the Pacific Kelp forest, which simulates the pacific ocean current within the tank. Cool!

Look! We found Ellen!

Of course, the main attraction is an extremely slow conveyor belt through Danger Bay, filled with rays, turtles and of course, dangerous sharks.

Like these two, who were just circling, waiting for the glass to crack where they could get at the delicious humans below.

Look at those teeth!

And then there’s this guy. Look at him, he’s not even putting in effort to be scary, just sprawled across the glass like a blanket.

“Hurr being scary is hard work okay, just let me rest for like, 5 minutes.”

Now this is what we’re talking about.  Sadly, it’s not real, it’s a display to show the amount of sheer force that can be applied with a great white shark’s jaws. Before you ask, no we didn’t put our hand in to find out.

Finally, we ended up in Jellyfish Lagoon and wow, it was mesmerizing to sit there and watch them glow and dance around in the water.

We couldn’t be more excited to include another amazing attraction in our fair city. If you want to see more of Ripley’s Aquarium…well you’re just going to have to go and see for yourself. But take it from us, it’s well worth the price of admission.