The 7 Largest Aquariums in the U.S. Are Must-Visit Attractions

1. New York Aquarium

Located in Brooklyn, it opened in 1957, spans 14 acres, and houses 266 species in over 1.25 million gallons of water, featuring captivating exhibits like the largest shark tank.

2. Audubon Aquarium Of The Americas

Situated in New Orleans, it hosts 10,000 animals of 530 species, including a tank with 400,000 gallons of water, making it a prominent aquatic destination near the Gulf of Mexico.

3. Texas State Aquarium

Operating in Corpus Christi, it stands as the largest aquarium in Texas, showcasing a 400,000-gallon shark exhibit, an aviary, and diverse sections dedicated to land and air-dwelling creatures.

4. Florida Aquarium

Nestled in Tampa, it boasts 250,000 square feet of space, featuring a 500,000-gallon water exhibit and renowned for its 7,000 species of plants and animals, with a focus on coral reef research.

5. Tennessee Aquarium

Located in Chattanooga, open for 30 years, expanding continually, it houses over 12,000 animals from 800 species in a vast space of 1,100,000 gallons, with its largest tank holding 618,000 gallons.

6. Mystic Aquarium

Situated in Mystic, Connecticut, it stands out with over 1,000,000 gallons of water, including a 760,000-gallon beluga display and a diverse collection of species like sand tiger sharks, clownfish, and African penguins.

7. National Aquarium In Baltimore

Attracting over 1.5 million visitors annually, this Baltimore-based aquarium covers 250,000 square feet, housing 17,000 animals from 750 species, featuring a massive 2.2 million gallons of water, with a prominent tank holding 1.3 million gallons.