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St Louis Zoo new Sea Lion zone opens spring 2012; part of $120 M expansion (video)

Currently under construction and slated for completion in spring 2012 is Sea Lion Sound, a significantly expanded and improved 1.55-acre home for some of the Zoo’s most popular animals, the California sea lions. This exhibit will combine two popular areas, the current Sea Lion Basin and the Sea Lion Arena into one major complex. The project includes a state-of-the-art sea lion habitat, Sea Lion Landing, with salt-water pools, underwater viewing, a unique underwater walk-through tunnel, and the new Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena, where public shows will be held. Sea Lion Sound and a number of other exhibits will benefit from the $120 million, seven-year campaign “The Living Promise” announced in June 2010. For more information, visit

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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