Discover a world of wonder at the Berkshire Aquarium, with 36 dazzling aquarium tanks and unique terrariums filled with local and exotic species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, spiders, invertebrates, and plants. Located on the lower level of the Berkshire Museum, the Aquarium features amazing creatures, including venomous lionfish, moray eels, piranha, clownfish, blind cave fish, and seahorses.
Explore exhibits between the dark, deep blue walls of the Aquarium to see the exceptional living corals, boa constrictors, a python, leopard geckos, a panther chameleon, and an emperor scorpion. Check out the brightly colored poison dart frogs, the newest resident of the aquarium. After you experience the extraordinary exhibits on the first floor, walk up to Museum’s main galleries filled with inspiring exhibits of art, natural history and science.
Kids love the Touch Tanks and popular educational programs like Aquarium Adventures and Chow Time in the Aquarium. The Berkshires Aquarium is actively involved in the Plymouth Red-Bellied Turtle Head Start Program. Ask the Aquarium how you can get involved helping the endangered hatchlings of the turtles native to Plymouth and Carver on the Massachusetts coast.
Open every day, the Berkshire Aquarium is only $13 for adults and $6 for kids under 18. And just minutes away, you’ll find the Comfort Inn & Suites Berkshires in Great Barrington – the perfect hotel for a family getaway in the Berkshire Mountains. The resort-style hotel features an indoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center, free hot breakfast and a perfect location near restaurants, golf, ski areas, and attractions like the Housatonic River and Norman Rockwell Museum.
For more details and tickets, visit http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/aquarium/?instance_id.