Called Aliens of the Sea, the project will cost $440,000 and will let the aquarium permanently house jellyfish for the first time in its history. It’s the second recent upgrade for the 53-year-old facility, the AP reported.
The exhibit will include the addition of five displays in the brand-new gallery on the second floor of the aquarium. It will build on the visitor excitement created by the new, $3.5 million “Penguin Coast” exhibit, according to Niagara Frontier Publications.
Funding for the jellyfish exhibit is provided by the New York state and the First Niagara Foundation.
Construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.