The SEA LIFE Aquarium at the Mall of America just celebrated the grand opening of a brand new exhibit.

'Brave the Rainforest' opened on Friday and they say it will give visitors the opportunity "to brave interactive exhibits and new animal encounters never-before-seen at the Aquarium."

The new $1 million dollar exhibit began construction last October and offers several new experiences in the 65,000+ sq. foot aquarium:

  • The largest pop-up tank in the world will dare entire families to crawl into a dome full of flying cockroaches.
  • Guests will “eek!” at the meet & greet Ranger Camp area where they can get up-close or even touch blue-tongued skinks, flying cockroaches, tarantulas, snakes and more!
  • Kids of all ages come nose to snout with caiman crocodiles in two new pop-up bubbles – one on land and one underwater - to guarantee the ultimate croc encounter.
  • Two-hundred piranha will be circling in one of the many creature exhibits sure to dare guests to encounter the new “Brave the Rainforest”.

Everything sounds awesome, except the whole cockroaches thing, I take a HARD pass on that!

'Brave the Rainforest' is included with the price of admission to the aquarium and you can get them in advance here.