Congratulations to Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium for being designated North America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by “USA TODAY.”

The nationwide recognition is the second significant award the public has bestowed upon the conservation-based aquarium and museum since its grand opening last fall. Earlier this year Wonders of Wildlife was voted America’s Best New Attraction.

The Aquarium was nominated for the contest by a panel of nationally respected travel experts as part of the media company’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Members of the public across the United States and Canada were invited to cast their vote every day during April to determine a winner.