Look up! Your adventure begins in our Aqua Lobby, where nine massive globe-shaped aquariums, each weighing 1,000 pounds, sparkle overhead. An engineering marvel and the first of its kind, this exhibit will surely leave you in awe.

Notable species

Lake Malawi Cichlid

Lake Malawi Cichlid

(Haplochromine cichlids)

Cichlids are one of the largest vertebrate families in the world. Africa alone is estimated to host more than 1,600 cichlid species.


Vegetation and other small fish


Cichlids span a wide range of body sizes, from species as small as 2.5 cm (0.98 in) in length (e.g., female Neolamprologus multifasciatus) to much larger species approaching 1 m (3.3 ft) in length


Malawi cichlids life among the piles of rocks and along the rocky shores of Lake Malawi.


Mozambique, Tanzania