Saturday, April 26, 2008

Georgia Aquarium


On Saturday, we battled to crowd to see the world's largest aquarium! Here's our token 3-D glasses picture with Dave being a stick-in-the-mud as usual. :p


The Georgia Aquarium is sooooo crowded on Saturday and I wouldn't recommend bringing a child except maybe during the week. They would get lost for sure in the crowd! The nice thing about the aquarium is that it is set up so that you can see each and every thing that you want. The animals have plenty of room, but the viewing windows are placed so that you'll never come to an exhibit and be unable to view the animal because they are hiding or sleeping.

Penguins! see how his head is underwater but not his back? They are so fun to watch "fly" underwater.

This little guy kept diving down to interact with a toddler and his toy!I'm king of the hill!


ouch!

What a weird-looking fish! He's actually brighter than the picture shows.


There were lots of hands-on exhibits and my favorite had to be the sea anemones. They kind of suction to your finger when touched. We also touched baby sharks, stingrays, horseshoe crabs, and had the option of touching starfish but they were on their 15 minute break when we came by. Must be union starfish.
Belugas. They were fun to watch play and nip at each other.

Can you see the four otters sleeping with their toys? They are so tightly packed together than you can't tell where one otter starts and the other one ends!


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