Branson has always been a destination for Arkansas travelers, and now they’ll have an even bigger reason to go.
This week was the grand opening of the $55 million Aquarium at the Boardwalk in Branson. With more than 250 species in 400,000 gallons of water, it is a sight to behold.
When you first walk in, one of the first things you’ll see is a massive octopus sculpture, which is modeled at a Great Pacific Octopus named Aquarius, who is house in the aquarium. There are all kinds of activities to participate in once you go inside, including a 5D submarine voyage.
In addition to the submarine voyage, you can head over to the Jelly Infinity Room, or wander through the water tunnels, or check out the Mermaid Palace. While you’re at the aquarium, you will marvel at the extraordinary organisms, including manta rays and coral reefs.
Tickets range from $29.99 to $35.99 for individuals ages 12 and older. Tickets for children aged 4 to 11 are $19.99, and children aged 3 and under get in free.
The aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. It is located at 2700 West 76 Country Blvd. in Branson.
Due to COVID-19, face coverings must be worn at all times while at the aquarium.