The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem is establishing Israel’s first aquarium as recommended by the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s National Biodiversity Plan which calls for the creation of an aquarium to raise public awareness of the challenges facing Israel’s aquatic ecosystems: the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, freshwater habitats and the Dead Sea.
To preserve Israel’s rich and unique marine and freshwater habitats for future generations, serious efforts must be made to educate the public about the extraordinary ecological wealth and beauty that exists on our doorstep. By establishing an aquarium that people will enjoy visiting over and over again, we hope to inspire visitors to do their part in saving these magnificent environments.
Sea Israel: The Gottesman Aquarium is a major forthcoming Jerusalem attraction that will continue the Zoo’s important work in the areas of wildlife conservation, education and awareness, and community involvement. Although connected to the existing Zoo, the aquarium will be an independent, stand-alone attraction and visitors will have the option of purchasing either a separate or combined ticket to both sites. Construction has begun and the opening of this exciting project is scheduled for 2016.