The History Of Aquarium And Exhibitions
The history of the aquarium tends to tell us a different narrative from what we thought we knew. Early public aquariums were sparsely stocked with common marine species. In many areas, these institutions began as traveling fishery exhibitions such as the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, which had the first tank displays. Pennsylvania fashioned an artificial cave with glass jewels boxes that lined the dark hallway, which was being illuminated from above.