The kids LOVED it. The first floor was the museum where they talked about water and had some hands on for the kids to play. There was a large toy dragonfly that had a basket around it's neck for the kids to throw balls into, and then a little corn-hole board that the kids could toss beanie frogs into. There was a video (that the kids did not care about) that explained the Rennie River and Quidi Vidi Lake system and the history of it. The Fluvarium is built next to the river and when you are looking through the viewing windows on the bottom floor you are looking into the river.
|Playing with the Dragonfly|
On the third floor they have fish tanks that are fed from the river water. It is set up so that the water comes in from outside and then travel down the tanks, each tank is lower than the previous one. The water is maintained naturally. In the winter they have to add oxygen to the tanks because the river is moving so slowly but that and wiping the walls of the tanks is the only maintenance they do.
|in front of one of the viewing windows|
|in front of the 12 year old salmon|