HAVANA, Oct. 23 The Havana Aquarium, one of the unique spaces of the city’s Historian’s Office, is scheduled to reopen on November 16, regarding the 504th anniversary of the founding of the Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana.
After the COVID-19 pandemic, the property underwent capital repair and work is currently underway there on installing new fish tanks, as well as renovating the electricity, plumbing, and air conditioning systems.
The investment project has been conducted and sponsored by the Office of the City Historian, but once inaugurated, the aquarium will be managed by the sole proprietorship of limited liability company La Quinta, a medium-sized company whose main headquarters are located in the Botanical Garden of Havana.
The future coordinator of the space, Eglis Liel Torres, announced that the Aquarium will exhibit freshwater fish used in aquariums and more space will be dedicated to Cuban fish fauna.
The objective is for visitors to learn about the great diversity of freshwater fish in Cuba and their importance to the ecosystem and man.
It will also show the relationship that exists between freshwater and marine ecosystems, as well as the need for the care and conservation of both.
Suma-design has been in charge of the new visuality of the Aquarium and in its interior design it proposes infographics that invite you to delve into the knowledge of freshwater fish.
The renovation of the space has led to the use of new technologies, both for the more efficient management of the aquarium, as well as for the setting of the place and the projection of multimedia products.
It will have video games made by SUMAT that use touch screens and seek to consolidate the knowledge acquired during the visit, as well as encourage the search for more information about Cuban freshwater fish fauna.
The Aquarium was inaugurated in 2000 at the initiative of Eusebio Leal Spengler and for years it exhibited specimens of freshwater flora and fauna, especially those native to Cuba, where the ancient manjuarí or catán, an endemic species, stands out.