The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is the centerpiece of a $187 million family entertainment complex in downtown St. Louis. The Aquarium and other attractions -- including the 200-foot St. Louis Wheel observation wheel -- are housed at the 500,000-square-foot National Historic Landmark train shed at Union Station, which originally opened in 1894 as the biggest and busiest train terminal in the nation.
The 120,000-square-foot aquarium covers two stories and includes environments filled with more than a million gallons of water. The aquarium includes one-of-a-kind exhibits featuring more than 13,000 aquatic animals from fresh water and marine environments around the world. It brings together state-of-the-art technology, animal care, education and conservation with the excitement of aquatic creatures.
Visitors enter the Aquarium via a 3-D virtual reality train ride that honors the history of St. Louis Union Station’s railroad past. The multimedia train delivers guests to an area that explores the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Learn about the fish that inhabit the great rivers of America and explore the Global Rivers area to see fresh water species from around the world. Playful otters -- named Sawyer, Finn and Thatcher -- piranhas and doctor fish are just some of the highlights.
Lord Stanley, the rare blue lobster named for the NHL's Stanley Cup and St. Louis Blues' championship, lives in his own habitat with a hockey theme.
The Shark Canyon exhibit offers views of 60 sharks and rays in a 250,000-gallon environment with acrylic J-walls that arch high overhead.
General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $18 for children ages 3 to 13. Children under the age of three are free. Tickets will allow access to all of the Aquarium’s galleries, exhibits and interactive experiences. The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will offer timed ticketing that will allow guests to avoid waiting in line. A limited number of same-day passes also will be available for purchase every day on site.
More information about Annual Passes and Combo Tickets that include admission to Union Station's other attractions -- the St. Louis Wheel, Carousel, Mini-Golf, Ropes Course and A-Maze-Ing Discoveries Mirror Maze -- is available online at https://www.stlouisaquarium.com/tickets. St. Louis Union Station gift cards also can be purchased and loaded with any amount at the Aquarium's retail store. Gift cards can be used for admission to any of the attractions at Union Station or in any retail location.
201 S. 18th St., St Louis, MO, 63103