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The Texas State Aquarium finally opens 30-year-old time capsule – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-08-04 08:00:41 –

On July 6, 1991, the Texas State Aquarium held a rally to celebrate its first anniversary.

The celebration focused on the previous year, but the aquarium staff left something for the future: a time capsule.

The time capsule, buried just behind the current ticket office, is locked under a bronze ornament with the words “Scheduled to open on July 6, 2021”.

On July 6, 1991, the Texas State Aquarium held a rally to celebrate its first anniversary. The celebration focused on the previous year, but the aquarium staff left something for the future: a time capsule.

“Everyone knew that a time capsule was there, but for a long time I didn’t think much about it,” said Tom Schmidt, CEO of Texas State Aquarium. “I think expectations started to rise as the date approached. Certainly this year was pretty focused.”

After the capsule was first opened on July 6, the aquarium visited Facebook to showcase what it found in its weekly “Time Capsule Tuesday” series.

Jennifer Vera, vice president of sales and marketing for the aquarium, said no one on the staff knew what the capsule was and was shocked to see what was inside.

“Many of the items in the capsule were’first’,” Vera said. “So, since it was the first year of the aquarium, many items represent the first individual to achieve in their field.”

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