Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa

For some strange reason, we have never visited this aquarium before.  Even after other people told us how wonderful it was, we still had not made it over to Tampa to visit.  This past weekend we decided enough was enough, it was time to see this aquarium.  I am so glad we did because it was overall a really nice aquarium.
The exhibits were laid out in zones: Wetlands, Bays and Beaches, Coral Reef and Ocean Commotion.  Each area gave information and examples of creatures that would live there.
There was also a Splash Zone and Dolphin Cruise, neither of which we enjoyed.  The only downside to this place was it was so horribly crowded that at times it was hard to even see the animals due to people crowding the exhibit.  I imagine that weekdays are less crowded so we might have to come back again sometime during the week.

My favorite parts were this:
So cool to watch but no way could I imagine doing that!  I did have fun with this guy who came up close and then splashed me:
We had a really nice day here and I do hope we can visit again sometime.


Tonya @ The Traveling Praters said...

We love to visit aquariums. It looks like you're having fun settling down in Florida. I wondered if you could give me a few ideas for our upcoming visit later this year? I'm really interested in places that aren't real "touristy" but definitely worth visiting in the Kissimmee area. Free or low cost is great too as my husband has already declared that we'll spend time in the parks and we all know how that can cut into a travel budget. :( I'd appreciate any recommendations that you have, if you have a minute.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice aquarium -- I didn't know it was there.

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Cheryl said...

How cute that you got splashed! Who knew sea animals had a silly side to them lol
big hugs,

Nicole said...

I'm loving the premise of your blog! It is so much like our lives, unschooling our four girls. Happy to have found you.

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