The Coral Reef exhibit brings the unparalleled beauty of the Caribbean's coral reefs to South Texas.
Replicating the features of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef off the coast of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, the Coral Reef exhibit gives an immersive look at these incredible ecosystems and the colorful fish that call them home. An overlook in the jungle level gives an advance look at the coral reef from above, hinting at the astonishing environment that waits below the surface.
But in the underwater view, the full splendor of the Coral Reef truly unfolds. Fish of every possible color and pattern dance and dart in the crystal-clear water, hiding among vibrant and strangely-shaped coral. Angelfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish, grunts, and other brilliantly-colored species can also be found in this undersea paradise. Marvel at this underwater landscape and the colorful fish within as they feed, swim, and coexist. Soak in the sights and feel transported to real coral reefs of the Caribbean.
The Coral Reef shows guests these complex but fragile ecosystems in a new light, giving them a better appreciation of why it’s so important to protect these incredible underwater worlds.