The 70,000-square-foot aquarium is set to open later this month.
Jerusalem's largest body of water is now housed indoors.
The Gottesman Family Israel Aquarium – set to open later this month – houses 30 tanks, half a million gallons of seawater and an abundance of sea creatures ranging from sharks to coral.
The aquarium took six years to build. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
The space – which covers 70,000 square feet and has already welcomed a variety of fish – will feature marine life from Israel's Mediterranean and Red Seas as well as the Sea of Galilee and even certain parts of the Dead Sea.
Aside from providing a fun experience for visitors, the aquarium hopes to educate the public about the importance of conservation and preservation of local marine life.
A visitor to the aquarium eyes a stingray. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
An underground walkway is one of the highlights of the aquarium. (Photo: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)
The new Gottesman Family Israel Aquarium houses 30 tanks and half a million gallons of seawater. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
Educating the public about conservation and preservation of maritime life is a main objective of the new aquarium. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)