The official opening for the new Delmarva Discovery Center’s (DDC) aquarium is Saturday June 26, but today, I will take you on a virtual tour that includes some special peeks behind the scenes…

We will start our tour with the quarantine facilities that are not in the public areas of the DDC.  This area houses new animals before they go on exhibit; special animals that are used in shows and programs, and the tons of “stuff” that a zoo or aquarium requires to care for its animals.

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I learned just how territorial large mouth bass are when Jen introduced me to this guy:

And check out these totally cool ancient creatures:


Next, we went into the public areas of the DDC. This exhibit features Chesapeake bay creatures:

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The DDC also has some really cool touch tank exhibits featuring some awesome native creatures.

Live reptiles and amphibians are also featured creatures. More live herp exhibits will be coming soon too.

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There are also a few displays featuring taxidermy birds and mammals.

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Finally — we came to the big new aquarium with its new and exciting residents — the STURGEON!

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Now that you have had a sneak peek at the new aquarium, start making plans to visit the Delmarva Discovery Center. The aquarium’s Grand Opening Celebration on June 26 will feature Jen scuba diving in the tank, animal feeding demonstrations, live animal programs and more! Located in historic Pocomoke City MD, about 45 minutes from Ocean City MD and Chincoteague VA — this is a totally fun destination for the whole family.