Last summer we visited the Sea Life Aquarium and the babies really enjoyed it. I wanted to revisit again this year because I knew they’d understand even more of it. Just like with the zoo, we went right before they turned three so their admission would still be gratis.
All summer we practiced getting out without strollers and the kids proved themselves quite capable of walking independently. I knew the aquarium would be lots of walking, but figured we were up for the challenge. I asked Grandaddy and Carol to join us for the quadventure, which made getting around stroller free much easier.
All four kids were in awe of the sting rays who greeted us, and this year they were able to identify the sting rays as well as many of the other creatures.
They were impressed by the dome-shaped aquariums that made them feel part of the scene.
After exploring the aquarium, we headed to the Rainforest Cafe for lunch. The wait was shockingly long for a weekday at 11:00 am. Thankfully the shop and animated animals entertained the kids.
Later that evening we asked the kids what they liked best about the aquarium and several mentioned the crocodile with pennies in his mouth. I couldn’t recall seeing this fella at the aquarium, but then realized they meant the animated crocodile outside the Rainforest Cafe.
Movies Sea Life Aquarium
- Train ride
Fire station tour Library story time Sprayground Zoo Bahama Buck’s Frozen yogurt Community pool
- Grill dinner outside
Water Table Inflatable Pool Sprinklers Ice Cream
- Indoor playgrounds
Lee’s Grilled Cheese Blow bubbles Chalk drawings Board games
- Play dates
Summer Reading Club Dance classes Fireworks Sleep over with grandparents Nature Walks
- Bounce house
Popsicles S’mores Sparklers Water pistol duels