The Aquarium is expanding to create a new Science Learning Campus that will empower millions of guests to Explore, Discover, and Learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. The Campus includes two primary structures: EECO – a 165 foot tall monument that served as U2’s stage for their renowned 360° Tour, and a cutting-edge Science Learning Center.
Through hands-on interactive exhibits, animal exhibits, high-tech classrooms, laboratories, and more, the Campus will offer experiences that help people understand that the environments we live in are all interconnected as one global ecosystem: The Living Planet. With this knowledge, we all can become better stewards of our environment.
The Rio Tinto Kennecott Plaza opened in July 2020. The Plaza spans nine acres south of the Aquarium, and it’s the first chance for guests to see EECO (Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory) up close. Guests can wander the pathways, explore the gardens, and find personalized bricks. All guests will now begin their experience in our new Welcome Center located in front of the plaza.