THE DEEP JUST IN REACH
Ready yourself for a one-of-a-kind aquatic expedition spanning the globe’s oceans, lakes and streams. Lock eyes with some of the world’s most interesting species as you journey from habitat to habitat.
Go Eye To Eye With Exotic Wildlife
In addition to inspiring guests to get out and discover the outdoors, visitors will gain a better understanding of how anglers and other conservationists are improving marine habitats in local lakes, rivers and streams to the world’s oceans and beyond.
Discover an ocean in the middle of america
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Great Oceans Hall
Your journey begins inside the breathtaking Great Oceans Hall, bringing the depths of the ocean to the middle of America. Explore historic fishing boats that belonged to Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey.
Begin your journey inside the Open Ocean, a circular fish freeway you can observe from the center. Don’t miss the living bait ball, where 6,000 herring swim in formation to confuse and intimidate potential predators.
Great Barrier Reef
Discover Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a three-story saltwater aquarium teeming with colorful reef fish including Maori wrasse, potato cod, Queensland grouper and moray eels. Look up to see a lifesized Humpback whale and calf swimming overhead!
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame
Featuring some of the sport’s most accomplished men and women through interactive exhibits, personal artifacts and masterfully recreated world-record fish mounts from both freshwater and saltwater species.
Hall of Fishing Presidents
The Hall of Fishing Presidents features historic photos and artifacts from U.S. Presidents enjoying one of America’s greatest pastimes with a rod and reel in hand. Don’t miss Bass Force One, a Tracker boat that Johnny Morris gifted to George W. Bush.
Plunge to the depths of the ocean floor and explore a sunken shipwreck now home to colorful reef creatures including eels, goliath grouper, lobsters and more. Guests can even touch stingrays circle the bottom of the ocean.
Swamp at Night
Two-story cypress trees transport visitors to the murky swamps of the southeastern United States home to noctural animals like owls, alligators, beaver, black bear and more.
Rivers and Streams
Explore the Ozarks through its rivers and streams, where you’ll encounter wildlife like a playful pack of river otters, a trout stream, and a lake filled with paddlefish, sturgeon, bass and more.
Explore life within coastal mangroves, where a complex tangle of roots provides a sturdy structure home to diverse marine life that also protects the coastline from erosion.
Out to Sea
Explore coastal waters where you can view sharks, goliath grouper and dozens of colorful reef fish. Brave guests can take the immersive experience even further with the Out to Sea Shark Dive, placing them in an underwater cage inside the exhibit.
The Amazon Rainforest
Home to incredible animals like poison dart frogs, red-bellied piranhas, araçari toucans, a twotoed sloth and more, the Amazon Rainforest exhibit aims to educate visitors about the “lungs of the planet” and the incredible biodiversity that calls the rainforest home.
The National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame
The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the storied sport of bass fishing - a must-see for anglers and fans around the world!
Featured on Animal Planet's hit television show TANKED, this unique exhibit allows you to stand on the bottom of a flowing freshwater river as bass, walleye, gar and more swim alongside and above you.
Peek beneath the surface of local rivers and streams and meet paddlefish, sturgeon, bass and gar. You may even spot one of our divers feeding fish!
Marvels of the Deep
Explore some of the deep ocean’s most mesmerizing wonders like jellyfish, seahorses, spider crabs, and a giant pacific octopus. You can also explore a living coral reef and seashells from around the world.
Caves: The Dark Wonder
Explore Ozarks typography inside this limestone cave where you’ll weave between stalactites and encounter bats and blind cave fish. Don’t miss the sinkhole above your head!
Explore an underwater tunnel filled with some of the world's largest freshwater monster fish like seven-foot-long alligator gar, giant Amazon arapaima, elusive freshwater rays and shark catfish from Southeast Asia.
STEP INSIDE THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Each habitat features painstaking attention to detail including massive hand-painted murals, native foliage and special effects that deliver the chill of the Arctic, the cold winds of the Alps, the dry sun of the African Savannah and more. Click below to discover all that the Wildlife Galleries has to offer