St. Louis Aquarium Opens!
The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station opened its doors to the public over Christmas, and they saw over 61,000 visitors in just the first week!
In the months leading up to the Christmas Grand Opening, Oculus worked with PGAV and the Contractors (literally) around the clock—the Grand Lobby inside the aquarium features a clock tower tank that recalls the Victorian origins of the 126-year old site. Located in a train shed built in 1894, the new aquarium is now home to otters, shark, and myriad species of both freshwater and saltwater creatures.
For the 250,000 gallon Shark Canyon tank, Oculus used multiple aiming angles, beam spreads, and color temperatures to create the illusion of depth beyond the layers of rockwork. Explore the rest of the exhibits here!
Photo: © Tom Paul