The Center In The Square
is a lovely facility in downtown Roanoke, Va. There's a science museum, a new butterfly habitat, Mill Mountain Theater, new rooftop gardens, a history museum, dance center, arts, and more. It's finishing up a multi year complete removation and reopens fully towards the end of this month.
If you live in the area, they need volunteers!
Most especially for the Tank Team!
This is the main centerpiece, a 5500 gallon saltwater aquarium. It'll have 250 fish, living rock, 150 live soft and rocky corals, a few starfish that hitchhiked in on the rock from the ocean and is quite awesome to see. The glass is roughly 2.5-3" thick. Yes, glass, not acrylic.
One of the people Mark works for/with is a volunteer there and we got to see the tanks up close as they were adding fish. ( Onward to the fish! )