Showing posts with label aquarium. Show all posts
Showing posts with label aquarium. Show all posts

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Great time at the Mystic Aquarium

We had an awesome time at the Mystic Aquarium this week! We were guests of the aquarium and had the chance to check out the exhibits as well as a special Kidsploration performance that is being held three times this summer. We had the chance to check out the performance first and there were lots of families in the Foxwoods Marine Center auditorium enjoying the music with lots of kids dancing around. This is definitely great for families.

Next we looked at the Titanic exhibit. This exhibit has many facts and details about the Titanic's fate and uses some really cool technology to enhance the experience. We enjoyed reading up on all that they had to say about it.

We walked around the outside exhibits and saw beluga whales, seals and penguins. There are lots of exhibits to see and things to learn. We saw the sea lion show in the marine theater. This show seemed geared towards children between 5 and 9. Our daughter was nervous about the noise and then adjusted to it and was fine.

We were treated to the 4D performance of Spongebob Squarepants and thought it was pretty cute. It was very entertaining. There were bubbles flying all over and jellyfish galore. You even felt like they were coming by which got lots of laughs from the crowd.

Inside the gallery they had some pretty neat exhibits that included turtles, fish, jellies and even the seals from the performance before. We watched some kids play with the seals and then we started to smile at them and they started reacting and playing too. It was pretty cool.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy World Oceans Day!

Myrtle the Turtle at the New England Aquarium.
Photo by Dave Dudek. All Rights Reserved.
We had a family outing into Boston to celebrate World Oceans Day this past Sunday (even though it's actually today!). A dedicated to celebrating our oceans. We started off by going on a Duck Tour that left the New England Aquarium and toured the North End, Science Park, the Charles River and Charlestown. Unfortunately, it was a rainy, gloomy day so the protective window coverings were down, but otherwise it was a blast!

After the tour, we explored what the aquarium had set up for World Oceans day with various tables to learn about different aspects of marine life. We sampled some amazing smoked salmon from Bristol Bay Alaska. We learned about soil composting and Right Whales.

We headed into the aquarium for an awesome afternoon of visiting with Myrtle the Turtle, touring the Giant Ocean Tank, seeing some seals, observing an octopus, reaching for Rays and checking out the Jellies. One of the sets of jellyfish, Leidy's Comb Jellyfish, lit up like their own 1970's disco party through bioluminescence.

Thanks for such a great day in the city! Happy World Oceans Day!!!