November 20, 2018

Aquarium, children's museum projects progressing in St. Augustine

Plans are progressing to build a planned aquarium and children’s museum adjacent to each other in St. Augustine.

The coinciding projects of the Children’s Museum of St. Johns and the St. Augustine Aquarium are a public-partnership with the city of St. Augustine proposed for Riberia Pointe with the intention of opening in 2015 in time for the 450th anniversary of the city’s founding.

Projected to cost $6.3 million, the nonprofit museum will focus on interactive learning and play. It will highlight science, technology, engineering, art, math, history and culture.

In addition, the state-of-the-art facility will feature indoor and outdoor exhibit space. It is