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Water Maze

Ideal for testing spatial and learning memory, the Water Maze’s design prompts animals to escape from water onto a submerged platform, using spatial cues to learn the platform’s location. San Diego Instruments (SDI) offers blue and white color tanks with no seams in the walls, avoiding inadvertent cues. Featuring nearly vertical walls and flat bottoms, the tank’s platform can be placed anywhere. SDI’s Water Maze also offers clear rectangular or round top multi-step platforms eliminating the need to color the water. SDI’s Water Maze platforms are available in fixed or adjustable height.


  • Rat and mouse models
  • Compatible with our BehaviorCloud video tracking system
  • Blue or white tank color options
  • Clear platforms come in a rectangular or round option
  • Fixed or adjustable height
  • Walls are seamless, eliminating inadvertent cues
  • Optional drain kit fits any of SDI’s tanks
  • Durable, high density, polyethylene


Water Tank Dimensions#

Wall Height30″30″
Capacity210 gallons500 gallons
Weight49 lbs.73 lbs.

Water Tank Platform Dimensions#

Base12″ square12″ square