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land and sea.With a dedication to education and conservation its 20,000+ square foot (1,858+ sq m) facility in the centre of the downtown Marketplace at Steamtown shopping mall has been carefully planned to accommodate each member of its animal, reptile, and fish “family.” Best of all, its opening re-energised this downtown mall with increased foot traf fic.


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Exhibits include more than 200 species including frogs, snakes, lizards, alligators, piranhas, North American fish, catfish, eels, an octopus, sea horses, jellyfish, stingrays, a touch tank, and sharks. There is also an education room, party room, and of course, a gift shop.With an emphasis on conservation, their goal is to celebrate, educate, and create respect for each species that swims, wig gles, walks, crawls, and slithers.


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The Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den is the dream of owner Cliff Grosvenor, who has worked with fish, reptiles, and some exotic animals since he was a teenager. He lives locally, and owns two other businesses, a trucking company and a wall stone co mpany about 38 miles north of Scra nton. He also


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the sparkling new Electric Cityty Aquarium & Reptile Den showcases animals from both


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Owner Cliff Grosvenor talks to North American editor, Paul Ruben ecently opened in Scranton, Pennsylvania,


has another home in Florida complete with a 1,000 gallon (3,785 liter) fish tank. Guests told him he should charge people to see it, so he built the Electric City Aquarium and did.


“I have a true passion for aquariums an d animals,” admits Grosvenor. “Owning a public aquarium has always been a dream of mine. I chose Scranton because an attraction was needed in the Scranton area and no similar attractions are nearby. It give families something that is very fun, educational, and affordable to do. And, the aquarium is open all year long.”


Because of the weight of the fish tanks, the


location in theMall, previously used for retail sales, had to be reinforced. His largest tank, which holds sharks and stingrays, holds 33,000 gallons (12491 9 litres) of water and weighs about 330,000 pounds (149,685 kg).


“The aquarium did not receive any government help,” notes Grosvenor, “The aquarium staffs about 32 employees of both part-time and full-time. Th e


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