Steinhart Aquarium Move

Aquarius Aquarium Institute
volunteers and staff
traveled to San Francisco from December 2008 through February 2009
to dismantle and transport 12 major exhibit tanks as well as
numerous Life Support System parts and other equipment
generously donated to Aquarius Aquarium Institute by the

California Academy of Sciences
Steinhart Aquarium

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Here is the gantry system that was used to remove and lift the 15’x8′ former penguin exhibit viewing window.

The remaining pieces of the penguin exhibit are ready for transport.

We had to remove two doors from the Academy’s entrance to get the penguin window out!!!

Some of the other huge tanks as they arrive in Fresno:

Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors and in-kind contributors who made this move possible!

Arnold and Dianne Gazarian – $7500 donation for former penguin exhibit window removal & transport

David Babb

Cerutti & Sons Transportation Co. – Fresno

Fresno Tractor

Caleb Haus

Ken Hendrix

Peter Lang

Ben Owen

Chris Ramirez

Wildwood Express Trucking – Kingsburg

Weldon Williams

and all our Charter Members & 2008 year-end donors!

Become a Charter Member of Aquarius Aquarium Institute today
and help support the construction of the Fresno Aquarium to house these exhibits!