Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day at the Aquarium

This Monday we had to be out of the apartment for the healthy part of a day so the cleaning lady could come and clean the apartment we are staying in. So we decided to head to a new aquarium in town. It just opened this fall and is supposed to be the biggest aquarium in Europe.

It took us 2 hours to get there via public transportation (this city is HUGE)! But we finally made it. Calvin was pretty excited to see the sharks.

As soon as we walked in the door he was overcome with excitement as we meet a Star Fish. He shook Calvin's hand and boy did Calvin's eyes just light up. It was certainly one of the highlights of the trip. We heard lots of WHOOO, OHHHH, WOWs during our time there.

It was the perfect length for Calvin's attention span. In far as coolness the National aquarium was a little better in my opinion. They had more exibits and well it just helps when you can read the signs. I'm sure if we'd been studying about sea life it would be the perfect little field trip. One thing that really impressed me is how child friendly everything was. The staff was helpful to tell all the kids about what they were looking at, we just smiled and nodded. They had little food pellets that the kids could feed the fish with open tanks. In several tanks they had people in wet suits holding some of the sea life and even let the kids touch a few.

We were glad we took the time to visit and who knows maybe we'll visit again in the future.

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