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Fresno Aquarium Blog

People will be able to visit the Life Support Basement

Ray Appleton

August 13, 2013 – On and off since April of this year, the Fresno Aquarium has had PSAs created by our friend Ray Appleton, a well-known talk show host, running on the local Peak radio stations. These generous sixty second spots have been creating a lot of buzz lately…

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A Gift for Grads and Dads

June 4, 2013 – The Fresno Aquarium would like to suggest a gift idea for both grads and dads – a concrete block! We know it’s not as sexy as a new sports car or a night out on the town, but…

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Whales and Dolphins?


May 4, 2013 – Every so often we receive inquiries asking whether the Fresno Aquarium has plans to exhibit large ocean mammals such as whales and dolphins. It is important for people to know that we have never had plans to exhibit marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, dolphins or whales. The Fresno Aquarium project is not…

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Construction Activity and an Aquarium Trailer!

Aquarium trailer

April 14, 2013 – Passers-by on Highway 99 at the northern entrance to Fresno have noticed orange safety fencing around the Fresno Aquarium property this week and we’ve been getting many interested phone calls inquiring about what is going on.

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Lawrence Nye Andersen

Lawrence Nye Andersen offices

January 12, 2013 – Aquarius Aquarium Institute is pleased to announce that Lawrence Nye Andersen Associates of Fresno has agreed to provide mechanical engineering, plumbing, fire sprinkler, heating, ventilation and air conditioning design for our Fresno Aquarium basement project.

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From the Ground Up

December 28, 2012 – Have you ever heard of a CMU? A Concrete Masonry Unit is a block that can be lifted by an individual and easily placed to become a part of a much larger wall of a building…

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ACE Mentor Program Engages Students

Edison High School students collaborate to design Fresno Aquarium

November 27, 2012 – Today, Aquarius Aquarium Institute founders Tom and Aletha Lang visited Edison High School students in west Fresno to answer questions regarding the students’ design for the Fresno Aquarium.

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Charter Members to receive first viewing of Phase One basement plans at annual dinner

September 2, 2012 – Thanks to the generosity of our Charter Members, donors and sponsors, and especially to a $12,000 dedicated gift from Tessa and Nick Cavelletto, our structural engineer. Bob Parrish, PE of Parrish Hansen, Incorporated has completed the structural plans for the Phase One basement of the Fresno Aquarium.

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Structural Engineering progressing on Phase One

August 11, 2012 – Work continues to progress on the structural engineering for Phase One of the Fresno Aquarium. After great meetings with Bob Parrish, PE of Parrish Hansen Incorporated, a local Clovis-based engineering firm, detailed final designs for the basement portion of Phase One are anticipated to be completed this month.

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2012 Kyle’s Kids Fireworks Stand

Photo of Fireworlks Stand

One of our favorite annual fundraisers is our fireworks stand in front of the Dante Club just down the street from the site of the future Fresno Aquarium on North Grantland Avenue.

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