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Lone Star Adventure: Children's Aquarium

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A few years ago, the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park was in pretty rough shape and there was talk of closing it down. Instead, it's back and better than ever with a new focus and a new name. In this week's Lone Star Adventure FOX 4's Richard Ray takes us to the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park.

The sound of children squealing with the excitement of discovery is once again echoing through Children's Aquarium at Fair Park. The Aquarium opened in 1936 in a historic old building and was just recently on the verge of being shut down. Now, two years and $8.2 million in renovations later, the aquarium is an absolute hit with parents and kids alike.

Those who visited the aquarium before the renovations are amazed by the changes. The old facility wasn't very kid friendly and many visitors complained it was dark and uncomfortable.

Now the aquarium has been transformed into a semi-enclosed outside exhibit. It's much brighter and the floors have been elevated so children can see everything perfectly.

The set up is very smilier to the Dallas Zoo. The aquarium is now run by zoo management while the city of Dallas retains all the buildings and the upgrades. It's essentially a private-public partnership.

For more information about the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park please visit their website.

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