Founded on January 23rd of 1960 with only a few fish tanks and ponds, thirteen years later it received its first marine mammal, a sea lion (Artocephalus pusillus) baptised with the name Silvia. In 1985 the shows started with Diana and Ciclůn, two bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).
On January 14th of 2002 the first stage in the enlargement was finished, where a dolphin area was included with a capacity for 1 200 spectators and shows allowing the simultaneous performance of up to 8 animals.
At the same time a specialised restaurant was built for 120 people, while the recreation and commercial areas multiplied, making the visit more enjoyable for the thousands of visitors that come to the Aquarium, located in the capitalís residential neighbourhood of Miramar.
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