April 21, 2021

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Aquarium makes progress on Caribbean Journey exhibit

By Natalia E Contreras , Corpus Christi From Caller Times

The Texas State Aquarium hosted a media tour Wednesday of the progress made on the Caribbean Journey exhibit.

The Caribbean Journey is a $56 million expansion that is expected to open in May 2017.

“We are about 85 percent done,” said Kara Hahn, Texas State Aquarium manager of marketing and communications. “The Caribbean Journey expansion will also have an event and banquet space, a Starbucks and a deck with a view of the Corpus Christi bay.”

The 65,000-square-foot, four-story expansion includes a science, technology, engineering and math education center.

Officials said the expansion is expected to increase the aquarium’s economic impact to $69 million, to support 887 local jobs and to create 41 full-time jobs.

Read more about the expansion and the aquarium’s 2016 economic impact on Sunday’s Caller-Times.

IMAGES:
Construction continues in the corral reef section of the Caribbean Journey wing
Construction continues at the Texas State Aquarium
A waterfall is located at the entrance of the Caribbean
All Images – Gabe Hernandez/Caller-Times

For more on this story go to: http://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2017/01/25/aquarium-makes-progress-caribbean-journey-exhibit/97010634/

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