November 19, 2018

Aquarium proposal gets sharp critique


A local educator rallying backers for a Capital Region aquarium got a lukewarm response at an informational session Monday.

Nancy Behrens, an educator at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology, also distanced her longtime dream from an aquarium idea floated recently by Omni Development Corp. for its Albany Convention Center property on the other side of I-787 from the Hudson River.

“My plan is over here and Omni’s is over there,” Behrens said as she held both arms straight out to her sides and looked at her hands. She spoke to about 50 to 60 people gathered at the