Saturday, July 30, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific


The first day the kids came out we took a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Although I wrote about it here I found that going with Jordyn and Alex
was a completely different experience.

We had so much fun!


They went everywhere and did everything.

Here they are touching the sharks in one of the many petting pools.

The people who work there are great.

If for some reason there isn't a shark swimming by,
they will actually pick one up so you can touch it,

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You are also allowed to touch the rays in these pools...
but we couldn't reach them!

Seriously, B had to put his entire arm in to reach it and he came out with a wet sleeve.

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We fell in love with these 8 week old Arctic Fox pups.

I love that he has two different colored eyes.

Aren't they so sweet?!

Jordyn and I are having a discussion about whether or not they are called
kits or pups.

Any input?


We also spent time looking at the other exhibits.

Peanut's favorite was the school of fish in the otter exhibit.
HE watched them swim round and round and would've stayed there for a really long time.

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We spent some time looking at these very, very odd garden eels.

I'm not sure how I feel about them.

They're like sea worms.

They stick out of the sand and when I got close to the glass the nearest eel actually sunk back down.

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The kids are at this great stage where they want to take turns pushing Peanut around.

Love it.

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We spent some time touching see slugs, anemones, urchins and other things in these tide pools.

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Jordyn and Alex both fed the Lorikeets in Lorikeet Forest.

You can buy nectar and the birds will come right over to you,

some actually landing on you.

There is a meter outside that will tell you how hungry the birds are.


Every time we go we see something new.

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From itsy bits starfish to sea dragons,
the ocean never ceases to amaze me.


  1. Our aquarium lets us pet stingrays (so cool - they'll suck little fishies from betwixt your fingers), but we so do not have any birds to feed. I want a lorikeet!!

  2. I've only been to the aquarium with 200 7th graders. I think it's time for a return visit!

  3. How fun! We really need to take the kids there.

  4. That is still one thing on our to-do-list this summer. Was hoping to take the kids before Isaiah went back to TN, but there is always next.
    Looks like you guys had a blast! :)

  5. Wonderful photos! I just love jelly fish. They are so fascinating!


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