When we first moved to Florida in 2005, we bought a membership to the aquarium and maintained it for a couple of years, visiting the aquarium often. But in recent years, we chose the MOSI membership over the aquarium, due to cost (and, in my opinion, a better reciprocal program). Because it had been a couple of years since our last visit the to the aquarium, it was a whole new experience for the younger children, particularly Dee (2).
The stingray touch tank; always a favorite
Dee was not sure what to think of the sharks!
“Curly Top” (8), “Cricket” (9), “Rey” (6),
“Dinky Tumblina” (13), ”Dee” (2), “Lefty” (12), “Boo” (10)
Another touch tank!
Camouflage! Can you find the fish in this picture?
Sand and Water Play!
One of the most appealing aspects of the Florida Aquarium (to the younger set anyway), is the “Explore A Shore” area; an outdoor sand, water/splash zone.
After exploring the aquarium, we (well, they – not me) changed into swim suits, enjoyed a picnic lunch, and cooled off in the splash area for the remainder of the afternoon.