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Aksarben Aquarium

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Aksarben Aquarium
Description:This Game and Parks Commission complex is the only facility of its type in the Great Plains. Its 12,000 square feet include the aquarium, terrarium, natural history classroom, World Herald Auditorium, orientation and display area, and office space. The extra-large tank holds 1,450 gallons of water and has two viewing windows. It is designed to display paddlefish and other large Nebraska fish species. In the orientation and display area, the large terrarium houses various reptiles and amphibians.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:21502 W Highway 31
Address 2:
City:Gretna
State/Province:NE
Zip Code:68028
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Winter: Dec. 1-Mar. 31
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays

Spring: Apr. 1 - Friday before Memorial Day
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday
Closed Tuesdays

Summer: Memorial Weekend-Labor Day
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays

Fall: Wednesday after Labor Day-Nov. 30
10 am.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday
Closed Tuesdays and Thanksgiving
Admission:$1.00 for adults and $0.50 for childrenage 6-15.
Children age 5 and under are admitted free.
Telephone:(402) 332-3901
Website:http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/fishing/programs/aquaticEd/aquarium.asp
R E V I E W S
Allison, Co-op Member
My family and I live in Colorado, but I still love to visit the aquarium when we are back in Eastern Nebraska. I visited the Aksarben Aquarium as a child, learned to canoe on the ponds at 4-H camp, and now see the facilities through the eyes of a science teacher, then a home educating mom.

When in the facilities, ask for the scavenger hunt pages and talk to the park rangers - they love to teach and you'll gain even more. Be sure to go for a hike and enjoy a picnic. The hatcheries aren't active as they were when I was a child, but I still love it. If you're traveling through and not from the area, it is humid (near the river) and you might want bug repellant when hiking. After living in CO, the humidity actually feels great! (Never thought I'd say that).

Last time we visited, we did so with three generations and everyone enjoyed. I hope you'll visit!
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