New England Aquarium Receives Federal Funding To Be Used For Upgrades

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) The New England Aquarium is grateful the federal government has come through with a good chunk of change aquarium officials said will be used for much-needed upgrades.

Congressman Steven Lynch announced $2.4 million in funding that James Sunderland, New England Aquarium’s Assistant Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy said the money will be used for improvements including modernizing and digitizing educational exhibits and displays. “We’ll implement a new QR code system to allow visitors to completely personalize their educational experience here at the aquarium,” he said. “Folks will be able to customize their entire experience.”

Lynch said Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and other leaders at the local level requested this money for the New England Aquarium, and it was then approved at the federal level as part of a “community project” funding package.

WBZ's Carl Stevens (@CarlWBZ) reports.

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