To get to the aquarium we had to ride the Minnesott Ferry. It was a crazy windy day so it was a bumpier than normal ferry ride. The kids love riding the ferry.
|Leah's hair was a little out of control because of the wind|
|the other ferry|
|Sand sculpture outside the aquarium|
|Cool fish display outside|
I do love penguins. I think they are so cute. I was excited to see the penguin exhibit and surprised to learn that they prefer to live in warm environments with cool water currents. Who knew? I thought they lived near the South Pole and similar places. The one penguin was quite the showman and liked to watch the people.
We saw lots of fish (obviously). I passed on the snake exhibits...gross! We watched a turtle bury itself in a river bed which was pretty cool. There was an open pool where we could touch stingrays and another open pool where we could pick up shells with crabs in the them. The kids loved these two exhibits. There was also a very cool jellyfish tank and I wish I had gotten a good picture of that.
The main feature of the day was the sharks. There was a huge water tank with a sunken ship replica. The tank was filled with different kinds of big and little fish. There were also four sharks. One was a tiger shark which had crazy sharp teeth and two other kinds. After a quick little presentation three divers entered the area to swim with the sharks. That was very cool and the kids loved that. After the show, the divers high-fived the kids through the window, which they probably liked the most. The diver by us also did a flip which was fun.
|The diver high-fiving the kids|
Now we all have to stop worrying about sharks so we can go to the beach next week!