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Admission Fee Dropped for Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium will no longer be required to pay the $1 admission fee to tour the facility.

Game and Parks made the decision to drop the admission fee to expand their conservation education and outreach efforts and to accommodate more visitors.

The Aquarium is the only facility of its type in the Great Plains. The grand opening of the aquarium coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Game and Parks Commission in 1979. Its 12,000 square feet include the aquarium, terrarium, natural history classroom, World-Herald Auditorium, and an orientation and display area. Exhibits depict a cross-section of species found in the state’s many ponds, lakes and streams. Visitors can also tour the Gretna Fish Hatchery Museum and view fish in the Canyon Ponds at the old hatchery site.

The Aquarium is open year-round (including some holidays). To arrange group tours, call (402) 332-3901. Visit the aquarium’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AkSarBenAquarium.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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