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Ohio’s aquariums are unique, from the buildings they reside in to the interesting species that are housed within. Riverfront, inside the age-old walls of an antique building, amongst stunning gardens—these are just some of the intriguing environments. As a bonus, some are even connected to a zoo, so in one day families can awe over giraffes, wild cats or monkeys, and then polar bears, penguins, manatees and sharks. But what we love most about these special aquariums may be that conservation is a focus, and many animals are there to be rehabilitated and returned to the ocean. Ohio, like many states, is taking a whole new approach to aquariums.