We finished off our science study of Swimming Creatures with a field trip to The Living Planet Aquarium!
Alex was just a baby last year when we went and he didn’t care much about it. This time, he was ecstatic!
We spend a LOOOONG time watching the jellyfish get fed. They literally swooped and scooped up the food from this turkey baster!
This is a BIG lobster. Any one have any butter?
Alex got really tickled at this tank with needle fish and lion fish.
The lion fish spread his fins out a couple times and was quite magnificent.
A really colorful tropical tank
There’s a little goby hiding in the bottom of this tank.
We got to pet rays! Alex liked to watch everyone else pet rays. He really didn’t like it when I put his hand in the water. The keepers said they clip the tail barbs like we clip our fingernails.
Alex had a needed break in this fun little area with little bitty aquariums among the climbing areas.
They also had a quiet room with fun puzzles and books!
After his break, he wanted to join his sisters again to see the rays.
We got to watch them getting fed too! They went rather crazy. The rays, not the kids.
And the star attraction, just arrived in January!
They have a little bubble you can climb into and see them from the inside, up close.
Alex really loved this. We also entered the contest to name these cute little boogers.
We glanced through the gift shop, and Alex loved this turtle hat!
On our way out, the girls had a fun photo booth session!
I made scavenger hunt pages for the girls.
I had fun clipboards and gave them each a pen and we checked off the animals we had learned about in science this year.
Visit The Living Planet Aquarium:
Open daily from 10am to 6pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas
Teens 13-17 $14.95
Child 3-12 $12.95
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