Discovery Bay: United Healthcare Marine Education Center
Discovery Bay Update
During your next trip to the Minnesota Zoo, stop by Discovery Bay to see the new "Wall of History," celebrating the Zoo's 35th anniversary. It's a great compilation of conservation and education highlights, and a timeline of notable accomplishments.
Behind the wall, renovation work has begun on the pool coatings and concrete seating in Discovery Bay Stadium. For much of 2013, construction crews will be making necessary repairs to the concrete structures to extend their useful life well into the future.
Once the renovation is completed, the Zoo hopes to exhibit Hawaiian monk seals and is actively pursuing this option. We will keep you informed.
Witness the spectacular beauty of the deep in Discovery Bay: United Healthcare Marine Education Center. Over 1.1 million gallons of water provide a home for sharks, rays and other marine life. Guests can actually touch sharks, sea stars, and sea anemones in an interactive estuary and tide pool.
Marvel at the majestic 6 foot sharks that skim past your face in search of their next meal. Study the grace and beauty of giant stingrays as they virtually fly through the water. The Minnesota Zoo's 218,000 gallon Shark Reef exhibit in Discovery Bay is an incredible undersea world filled with a dizzying array of colorful coral and unusual tropical fish.
Animals in the Bay
Atlantic Reef Fishes